Images by Lukas Birk
The Myanmar Photo Archive (MPA) is a collection of work by local photographers that has been amassed in the last four years and is still growing. This exhibition showed studio images taken between 1962 and 1985 in Yangon, many at Bellay Photo Studio in Chinatown. The studio, founded by Har Si Yone in 1969, has been family-run ever since and is still active today.
Find out more at www.myanmarphotoarchive.org
Lukas Birk is an artist, storyteller and conservator whose books such as Afghan Box Camera and Polaroids from the Middle
Kingdom reflect his interest in preservation. His work with the Myanmar Photo Archive is an endeavour to re-interpret and tell the story of Myanmar through collected photographs taken over the last century. The collection now holds 10,000 images. www.lukasbirk.com