“Myanmar Beyond the Surface” documents how Myanmar looks like after 60 years of military dictatorship and international isolation. I want to show how history has shaped the Myanmar society and tell the story of how the country and its people are changing since the regime started to open up to the world in 2011.
The last 2 years people from all layers of Myanmarese society have been photographed. Different people in different situations but all connected by their common past; a life in a dictatorship.
To document and share these stories with people around the world, I have worked together with renowned international journalists with thorough knowledge about Myanmar. All stories have been photographed and great background articles have been written. I have funded this project completely out of my own pocket, but to publish a book, I need help. With only 200 pre-orders we can go to print.
Help me to realize this book and give the people of Myanmar to the attention they deserve!
The best reward of this campaign are 10 stories (in English language) from all layers of Myanmar's society bundled in 240+ pages of high-quality printing by Koopmans Printing. Accommodated by thorough background stories written by renowned journalists living and working in Myanmar under supervision of Myanmar expert Hans Hulst. Edited by top journalist Maarten van der Schaaf and designed by experienced graphic designers Maja Moliere & Océane Combeau.
The book gives you a unique look at Myanmar's society and is interesting for both people with and without knowledge about Myanmar.
A small tip of the veil; One image per story! During the campaing I will share more; So stay tuned!
Explosion hazard The most beautiful and most dangerous festival
Ko Nyi Nyi Fearless opposition
The upcoming Hip Hop scene Yangon
HIV / Aids shelter Yangon
Aye Ne Win The wealthy grandson of Myanmar's first dictator
Oil fever Poor oil farmers & their primitive search for oil
Mister Silver The smiling octogenarian and his misunderstood disease
U Hla Swe a famous parliament member who lives in the empty capital city
Sai Un The happy rice-farmer
An audience with the warlord Myawaddy