Framing the Transition

Framing the transition (2017) A documentary photo essay project

12 Burmese photographers ‘frame’ the transition in Myanmar: addressing some of the burning human rights issues confronting their country during this time of historic transition – one that has sadly ended after the military coup of February 1st 2021.

They give a powerfully intimate look at subjects as varied as migrant workers, rural poverty and inadequate education, land grabbing, environmental degradation, the lack of transitional justice, drug abuse, ethnic conflict, and LGBT rights. All stories told against the backdrop of a country trying to manage against the wave of economic globalization pressing against its shores.

Myanmar has now regressed to a horrific dicatorship. These photographs still serve as an important testament of a more hopeful time. And of the issues that one day must be addressed again.

The project was mentored by world-renowned photographer Dana Lixenberg, together with Petr Lom & Corinne van Egeraat


Dana Lixenberg, Human Rights Fund and The Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands in Myanmar
The Fritt Ord Foundation

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The Photo Essays

Dana Lixenberg teaching 
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