2012

Burma Revisited


Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar) is being hailed as the last frontier of Asia’s economic bonanza. Foreign investment is pouring in, in hopes of exploiting huge, as yet untapped natural resources. This reportage observes the country’s first steps on the road to a democratic system. It asks whether the dissolution of the isolationist military junta in 2011, various reforms, and attempts at reconciliation really are bringing liberty to a people cowed for half a century by one of the world’s most repressive and abusive regimes.

The reportage – twenty year’s after the publication of the 1992 reportage (1991–1992 Burma – Behind the Bamboo Curtain) and a joint project with Philip Blenkinsop and Gary Knight – was commissioned and published by DU, Zürich.

Group exhibition

Burma 1992–2012, 2Snakestudio, Bangkok 2012
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