Documenting Extractive Industries in Myanmar

Myanmar is Southeast Asia’s second-largest country and its diverse landscapes hold rich natural resources, from oil and gas reserves to vast gemstone and mineral deposits, rivers with huge hydropower potential and some of the region’s largest intact forests.

The UNEARTH project began in 2015 as a collaboration between six documentary photographers and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) in order to provide a visual record of Myanmar’s resource sector. The site is a platform for an expanding collection of stories from independent photographers, filmmakers and writers shedding light on extractive industries in Myanmar at a time of unprecedented change in the country’s history.

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