Dario Mitidieri

Myanmar, a Country in Transition

This Christmas 2015 saw Dario and his young family travelling extensivly in Myanmar, whilst there he captured a number of wonderful images documenting this extraordinary country as it undergoes a political transformation. 

We're thrilled to share this project which is Dario's entry into this years AOP Awards. We are proud to announce that he is a finalist in the Project section, we wish Dario the best of luck! 

Prints from the series are also available for purchase here

"Following the release of Aung San Suu Kyi , who spent 15 years under house arrest, Burma (or Myanmar) is slowly opening up to tourism.
Burma will hold a general election on 8 November, in a vote that holds the promise of being the next step towards full democracy for a nation run by a repressive military junta for nearly half a century.
But many problems still remain. 
Aung San Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred to run from presidency, political opponents are still held in prison, and the regime has a tight grip on the national media. 

Furthermore, the government continues to receive international condemnation for its brutal oppression of the Rohingya people, and other ethnic minority groups.

Is Burma going through a real and legitimate transition, or is it a just a democratic fairytale?"