Images of Myanmar
Which intimate worlds hide behind the peeling facades of the Burmese metropolis Yangon? Do Burmese interiors tell a story about the country and its peoples? Do the facial tattoos of Chin-women symbolize a tension between tradition and physical self-determination of young women? Where does the democratic election of 2015 leave the military? How does a German photographer capture the essence of Burmese aesthetics in the streets of Myanmar? What can a photo reportage spanning over several decades teach us about the various ethnicities of the country?
Six German photographers who often spent weeks in Myanmar engage with these questions. Over the course of three years they exhibited their photos at the Goethe-Institute, giving presentations on their work and photographic philosophy. These resulted in the Photolectures which are documented here.