Myanmar in Crisis

Written on March 31, 2021, posted in News

A group that included monks later identified as members of the ultranationalist “Patriotic Young Monks Union”, including Pyinnyawuntha, a well-known participant in the pro-military rallies, used used metal bars to attack cars and their drivers that were blocking traffic as part of the civil disobedience campaign against military rule before taking refuge in the adjacent Shwe Kyin monastery. Residents gathered outside to demand action against the attackers are seen here welcoming the arrival of the police. Yangon, Myanmar, February 18, 2021. Photo: © H.K.A.

A new doc­u­men­tary project curat­ed by Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz high­lights the ongo­ing plight of the civil­ian pop­u­la­tion of Myanmar through the eyes of Burmese VII Academy alumni–brave and self­less indi­vid­u­als who con­tin­ue to risk their lives to doc­u­ment the “Peoples’ Revolution”. (Featured image ©H.K.A.)

Please vis­it Myanmar in Crisis pub­lished on for con­tin­u­ous updates on the sit­u­a­tion. Philip and Daniel will be updat­ing that page as new images and infor­ma­tion are received.