5th Yangon Photo Festival


Established in 2008, The Yangon Photo Festival has attracted exceptional work and celebrates this year its fifth years’ existence with the theme “liberté, égalité, fraternité”, the French motto. Organized by Institut français de Birmanie in partnership with International Media Support (IMS) and under the patronage of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the festival gives a very broad picture of what internationally acclaimed photographers produced recently, mainly in documentary photography. The festival also offers to citizens of Myanmar the opportunity to have free photography trainings and documentary photography improvement trainings. The main goal is to give the new generation of Myanmar photographers the tools to be professional documentary photographers. From 2009 to 2012, the photo essays produced were shown in prestigious photography festivals like Photo Phnom Penh in Cambodia or Visa Pour l’Image and Les Rencontres d’Arles in France.

The photo-essays produced during the advanced photo workshop to documentary photography have been screened during the Yangon photo night on Saturday, 16th February 2013 at Institut français de Birmanie. The photographers who produced the Best Photo-Essays of the Year rewarded at prize giving ceremony. The winners have been designated by an esteemed pool of select jurors and presided by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and H.E.Mr Thierry Mathou, Ambassador of France, with the Yangon Photos Festival’ jury

Yangon Photo Festival 2013 Winners List:

  • 1st Prize Alexandre de Lesseps : Sandra Wint Tun // Endless quest

    One Camera Canon EOS-6D, EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

  • Ambassador of France Prize : Soe Zeya Tun // Rakhine in flames

    One week training at Les Rencontres d’Arles in France

  • Jury Special Prize : Minzayar // A mini-Singapore ?

    One week training at Les Rencontres d’Arles in France

  • 2nd Prize : Pyae Phyoe Aung // Night and day

    One Camera Canon EOS-60D, EFS 18-200mm Lens

  • 3rd Prize : Chan Nyeit Ko // The fat belly bus

    One Camera Canon EOS-650D, EFS 18-55mm

Congratulations to the finalists and winners!

ေရးသားသည့္ရက္စြဲ 21/02/2013