Christophe Loviny is the artistic director of the Yangon Photo Festival in Myanmar and I’ve just had a talk with him about the festival and the new photography scene in this country. Like in Cambodia (Angkor Photo Festival and Phnom Penh Photo), it is a fact that French culture is influencing the local, specially in photography. Actually for a few years many cities of the South East Asia region have been promoting new exciting and fresh events around photography and, again this often happen because of French influence. This is very strongly felt in the 5th edition of the Yangon Photo Festival. I asked Mr. Loviny which values and goals the festival wants to reach, before we can talk about the possibility of a specific and recognazible Burmese photography.
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