Award Winning Photo-Stories
Free Funerals for All
Free Funerals for All is an award-winning photo-essay about the Free Funerals Service Society (FFSS), Yangon, Myanmar.
It also features about the tradition and customs of local people at funerals.
Tun was awarded Swiss Embassy award for his very first photo-essay at Yangon Photo Festival 2011.
Free Funerals for All was also exhibited at the photo festivals in Paris and other countries.
Reunion is another award-winning photo-essay at Yangon Photo Festival 2012. The festival is placed under the high patronage of Aung San Suu Kyi, the president of the Jury.
It is a Photo story about the family-reunion of Thandar, a political prisoner, who released from notorious Insein Prison in January 2012.
It was exhibited at Nuits Photographiques – Edition 2012 in Paris and nominated as the best three photo-essay at the Art of Freedom Film and Music Festival, another festival patronized by Aung San Suu Kyi, in January 2013.
You can see award-winning photo-stories of Tun and other emerging photographers of Yangon Photo Festival at the Yangon Photo Festival website.
Metta, loving-kindness, is the photo-story about the founder and volunteers of SeeSarYeik.
Ms Than Myint Aung founded Twilight Villa Myanmar, a retirement home for elderly who are not accepted in other old age homes, in 2000. She shares unconditional loving-kindness which does not expect anything in return.
This story highlighted four Brahma Viharas; Metta (loving-kindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (sympathetic joy) and Upekkha (equanimity) of Ms Than Myint Aung and volunteers of the home.
This photo-story was nominated at the 6th Yangon Photo Festival in February 2014.
Parami aka Genius
One of the photo-stories done by the first batch of IWDP workshop participants and edited by Tun Tun AyeIn conjunction with Yangon Photo Festival 2013, MiM conducted its first a week-long Introductory Workshop to Documentary and Street Photography (IWDsP) starting from December 2012.
The purpose of the workshop is to be able to produce more photographers focusing in the documentary, street and photojournalism fields, to promote those emerging photographers who have an interest in these fields but no opportunity to learn, and to make the photographers to be able to pursue advanced photo-story making and documentary photography.
The participants are assigned to make group project in street/documentary photography or story-telling photo project to accomplish their works.
Genius is one of the photo-stories done by the first batch of IWDP workshop participants and edited by Tun Tun Aye.