7 Days in Myanmar
7 jours au Myanmar par 30 photographes
France // Abbas (Magnum), Bruno Barbey (Magnum), Alain Compost, Gilles Sabrié // Angleterre // Michael Freeman, Matt Grace, -Chris Steele- Perkins (Magnum) // Belgique // John Vink (Magnum) // États-Unis // Barry Broman, Chang Chien-Chi (Magnum), -Catherine Karnow, Steve McCurry (Magnum), Michael Yamashita (National Geographic) // Inde // Raghu Rai (Magnum) // -Indonésie // Rio Helmi, Tara Sosrowardoyo // Malaisie // SC Shekar // Myanmar // Aung Pyae, -Kaung Htet, Kyaw Kyaw Winn, Lynn Bo Bo, Minzayar, Sai Kham Lynn, Soe Zeya Tun, Thet Htoo, -Ye Aung Thu // Singapour // Melisa Teo // Sri Lanka // Dominic Sansoni- // Thaïlande // Athit Perawongmetha, Nat Sumanatemeya
Avant-propos // Dr Thant Myint-U // Textes // John Falconer, Denis Gray, Dr Thaw Kaung, Patrick Winn, Nicholas Grossman
Largely isolated from the world for more than four decades, Myanmar has made a remarkable return to the global stage following a political transformation that represents a watershed moment in the country’s history. Now, for the first time ever, the rich culture, stunning landscapes and diverse peoples of the country are presented in a unique visual time capsule. Here is the new Myanmar as seen over a single week by a team of thirty famous photographers from eleven different countries. Their mission? To capture the life and spirit of Myanmar from every angle in every corner of the country.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
The book contains images from Magnum and National Geographic photographers that include Steve McCurry, Mike Yamashita, Raghu Rai, Michael Freeman, Abbas, Bruno Barbey, Catherine Karnow. There are also nine rising stars from Myanmar.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Denis D. Gray, author of the introductory essay on Myanmar past and present. He served in Japan and South Vietnam as a U.S. Army officer before joining the Associated Press in Albany, New York, in 1972. He first went to Myanmar in the mid-1970s and has covered the country since.
John Falconer, who contributed an illustrated essay on early Burmese photography, is Lead Curator Visual Arts and Curator of Photographs at the British Library, London.
Nicholas Grossman, who wrote the text on the making-of-the-book, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts before moving to Thailand in 2002. He has spent the last decade working first as a print journalist, mainly as a features writer, and then as an editor for Editions Didier Millet.
French-born Bruno Barbey has been a photographer for more than 50 years and is recognised for his free and harmonious use of colour. During the 1960s, he was commissioned by Éditions Rencontre in Lausanne to report from European and African countries and he also contributed to Vogue. Over five decades, he regularly journeyed across five continents to photograph civil wars in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in major magazines worldwide.
Barbey began his relationship with Magnum Photos in 1964 and became a full member in 1968, the year he documented the political unrest and student riots in Paris. Between 1979 and 1981, he photographed Poland at a turning point in its history which is captured in his widely acclaimed book Poland.
Barbey has received many awards for his work, including the French National Order of Merit. His photographs have been exhibited internationally and are in numerous museum collections. He has also published over 25 books.