Stories That Matter 2018 | Artist Talk: Minzayar Oo
Artist Talk with Minzayar Oo
On occasion of the opening of his solo exhibition, State of Flux, at Objectifs' Lower Gallery, we invite you to join us for an artist talk by award-winning Burmese photographer Minzayar Oo. The artist talk will be followed by an opening reception for the exhibition from 7.30pm in the Lower Gallery.
Minzayar is uniquely known for his long-term documentary photography projects that have shed light on how recent reforms have affected Myanmar and its people. State of Flux presents two such projects: The Price of Jade, which uncovers the shocking impact of the jade mining industry on the environment and miners, and Peace Be With You, a documentation of the vulnerability of the Rohingya community.
In this artist talk, we speak to Minzayar about his process and commitment to documenting the changing political and social landscape of Myanmar, and the challenges of sustaining his practice.
Minzayar will also conduct a seminar on pursuing and sustaining long-term documentary projects, on Sat 17 Mar, 2pm to 4.30pm. Register here.
About Stories That Matter 2018
What are the borders that define, divide and restrict communities around the world, and how do we overcome them? The 2018 edition of Objectifs' annual Stories That Matter programme presents strong statements through the lens of film and photography that confront the impact of geographical, social, and psychological borders on critical issues affecting all of us today, and also look at possibilities for collaboration and change. More information about the programme here.
Header image by Minzayar Oo / Panos Pictures