Of the many local photographers who documented the popular protests against the Ne Win regime in 1988, only Htein Win was able to keep his negatives. Out of the hundreds of pictures he took at the time, 100 will be on exhibition starting from Wednesday, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the uprising. You may have seen some of the shots online before but others – such as those of artists and movie stars who joined the protests to call for democracy and an end to single-party dictatorship – have never been seen before. The photo exhibition will run from Aug 8-12 at Beikthano Art Gallery in Yangon.
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