Myanmar, a Visual Time Capsule in a Changing Country

Myanmar, a Visual Time Capsule in a Changing Country

Spring 2014, I was invited to Myanmar to organise an art
competition which was aimed at sponsoring Burmese art through
social media and exhibitions. For three months I invited Burmese
artists to submit their work. Being immersed into the country’s art
scene, I was welcomed into the homes of these artists, who wished
to break the isolation that they had endured for the last five

Considering the recent opening of the country and the election
coming up this November, the winds of change have swept through the
Burma in the past year. Therefore I decided to go back and document
life in Myanmar by capturing the visual time capsule of the
country, a country which is currently largely closed off from the
world and fairly untouched, but not for much longer.

I immersed myself into the Burma of today, inside the homes
which until recently were shut to outsiders, and in border towns
amongst hill tribe villages and their monasteries. I have produced
a series of photographs of Myanmar and its unique people presenting
themselves to a world that was unknown to them until now.


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Bagan, Myanmar