Photo Event Report from Asia: The 3rd All Myanmar Photography Festival

By Makoto Shibata (Photo Journalist/Japan)

As democracy is taking root in Myanmar, the festival aims to give hope and dream to future generations

Yangon Gallery

In April Myanmar had a new government. As it is striving for full democracy, photography may help. Just before the regime change, the 3rd All Myanmar Photography Festival (AMPF) had taken place in the capital city, Yangon, for three days on March 11st-13th. Established by a local photographers’ association, it was the third year that the event was held.

In a seminar room, alongside Adobe Photoshop, Takashi Koike, a Japanese specialist in railway photography, appeared as a guest speaker. He showed photographs of Japan’s bullet and old trains as well as those of rebuilding Fukushima. He was invited to AMPF because he was behind Yangon Circle 2015, a charity event to help people in the city damaged by flood last year.

Makoto Shibata

He is a freelance photo journalist who works worldwide based on Hong Kong. He mainly covers foreign business shows and art fairs.

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