• Matt Grace

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    Matt Grace

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    Matt Grace is a British photographer based in Yangon.

    He first came to Asia in 2006 when he began working with the Burmese communities of northern Thailand, eventually returning to London where he studied Photojournalism at the London College of Communication and spent two years plying his trade as a press photographer before moving to Yangon at the beginning of 2010.

    In Yangon he worked predominantly on advocacy media work and training with the numerous NGOs propping up the country’s ailing public health system. He also pursued personal photographic projects looking at youth culture in the city.

    In 2013 he founded the non-profit organisation Myanmar Deitta, which works to develop resources for local documentary photographers and filmmakers.

  • Lauren DeCicca

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    Lauren DeCicca

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    Lauren DeCicca is a documentary photographer from New York based in Yangon. Her photography has covered a range of issues in Myanmar and Southeast Asia, but she has taken a particular interest in covering people suffering from PTSD, drug addiction, displacement and disease.

    Realizing how people in this situation, regardless of their location, face their problems with the same spirit, Lauren seeks to document their lives and promote empathy, understanding and acceptance for them. Photographing the lives of people around the world will help those who have no access to such situations understand that her subjects could easily be their parent, sibling or partner.

    Her work has been published by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME.com, Washington Post, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Guardian, CNN, USA Today, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Global Post, NPR, SE Asia Globe Magazine, Jakarta Globe, and Cambodia Daily.

    Lauren is a member of Getty Reportage's Emerging Talent roster.

  • Yu Yu Myint Than

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    Yu Yu Myint Than

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    Yu Yu Myint Than is a Myanmar documentary photographer based in Yangon. She used to be a teacher trainer whilst pursuing her passion for photography. In 2014, she won a scholarship to the International Reporting Workshop, a three-month educational program that included training at the prestigious Pathshala South Asian Media Institute.

    Upon completion of the program Yu Yu became a staff photographer for The Myanmar Times. After realizing that she couldn’t develop her focus on long-form documentary photography she decided to become a freelance documentary photographer and joined Myanmar Deitta, a non-profit organization that works to develop resources for local photographers and filmmakers. She continues to work for Myanmar Deitta where she works on developing educational programming.

    Yu Yu is currently a scholarship recipient for the Magnum Foundation's Photography and Social Justice Program taught out of New York and the Southeast Asian Photography Master class offered  by Obscura Photo Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

  • Suthep Kritsanavarin

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    Suthep Kritsanavarin

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    Suthep Kritsanavarin is one of Thailand’s leading photojournalists. His award-winning work has been published internationally in The New York Times, National Geographic Thailand, Geographical Area, and Japan Times. He has exhibited photos in Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan, Germany and France. Suthep has covered environmental, social and humanitarian issues in Southeast Asia for nearly two decades.

    In 2008, Suthep received the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award and his work was selected for the Best of Photojournalism award of the US-based National Press Photographers Association. His Mekong photo documentary was awarded a grant by the Blue Earth Alliance. Suthep’s images have been used by international and regional organizations for campaigns and public education. WWF, International Rivers Network and Terra are using his photos from the Mekong Project in their campaigns that warn against the impacts of hydropower dams in Laos and Cambodia. His Cyclone Nargis work in Myanmar received the Days Japan International Photojournalism Award 2009.

  • Andre Malerba

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    Andre Malerba

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    Andre Malerba is an American photojournalist living in Yangon, Myanmar. Since early 2013 he has worked to establish in-depth knowledge of social, political, economic and humanitarian topics. He shoots a variety of assignments, but his focus is on long-term projects, under-represented stories, and developing a relationship built on mutual respect with people included in his images.

    Select awards and honors include the prestigious Magnum Photos' 30 Under 30 photographers to watch in 2015, a full scholarship to the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in 2014, and participation in the 25th Eddie Adams Workshop in 2012. 

    His work has been published internationally in print and online at Time.com, BBC, Al Jazeera America, The Washington Post and Pro Photographer Magazine among others.

    He has collaborated with various NGOs including Save The Children International and Médecins Sans Frontières.

  • Minzayar

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    Minzayar

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    Minzayar is a Myanmar photojournalist whose international breakthrough came when his image of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on the front page of the International Herald Tribune during the country’s 2012 by-elections.

    He is based in Yangon and works for Reuters, The New York Times and others. He has covered many important news stories and issues in Myanmar, such as the health crisis of the Rohingya in 2014. Minzayar's work has been published in Time, The New York Times, National Geographic and 6MOIS amongst many other publications. Minzayar has won awards at the Yangon Photo Festival, the China International Press Photo competition and the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand Asia-Pacific Photojournalism Contest.

    Since 2013 he been working extensively to reveal issues surrounding Myanmar’s secretive, billion-dollar jade mining industry in conflict-torn Kachin State. He is also known for his intimate portrayal of Rohingya families reuniting over Skype with thier loved ones held in human-tafficking camps as they fled to Malaysia.