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Rangoon Photo Festival to Start Next Week

5 February 2013

On Feb. 13-22, the fifth annual Yangon Photo Festival will kick off and it will showcase the work of internationally acclaimed photographers, with a focus on documentary photography, the Institut français de Birmanie announced. The institut, which organizes the event, said the festival’s “main goal is to give the new generation of Myanmar photographers the tools to become professional documentary photographers.” It will also offer free photography trainings and documentary photography improvement trainings. On Feb. 16, there will a Yangon Photo Night documentary photography will be screened at night in the garden of the Institut. Admission to the event is free.