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Faces of Change: Portraits of Myanmar's Democratic Awakening

A black and white photograph of a silhouette.
September 20, 2021

Extended to Sept 26 at the Johnson!

If you haven't yet, make sure you visit Faces of Change: Portraits of Myanmar's Democratic Awakening, an exhibition at the Johnson Museum by personal documentary photographer Min Ma Naing!

Min Ma Naing is a personal documentary photographer from Myanmar, who was based in Yangon until recently. Starting out as a press photographer, she realized that short-term assignments were not for her and she decided to focus on stories around love and hatred. She co-founded a photographer collective for women in Myanmar and makes photobooks as art objects for herself and the collective. She has adopted the temporary pseudonym “Min Ma Naing” (meaning “The King Cannot Beat You”) because of the political situation in Myanmar.

Faces of Change was supported by National Geographic and Oxfam, Myanmar. It is presented at the Johnson Museum in collaboration with Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program.

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