New Zero Art Space

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What Means Democracy From Your Personal View

Photography workshop and exhibition by trainer Nora Bibel [Germany]

Venue - New Zero Art Space and Goethe Institute [Yangon/ Myanmar]

U Win Tin told me that democracy, in his view, is not only about politicians and ideologies but begins in a person's everyday life. I absolutely agree with him and that's why I chose the topic of democracy for the 4-session documentary photography workshop held at New Zero Art Space in January 2014. There, we asked ourselves: What does democracy in everyday life mean, particularly in Myanmar in these times of change? Which points of view would workshop participants reveal? Most of them are from the free of charge art training which is run by New Zero Art Space. Others had begun making art at the venue some years earlier. Most of them were born and raised in Yangon, some in other regions of Myanmar. The images created by the participants also helped German photographer and trainer Nora Bibel understand more about the country and its current situation.

We hope you enjoy our exhibition and the work of every single artist!

Nora Bibel, freelance photographer, born in Munich, Germany, has been based in Berlin since 1999 but also travels extensively for her work. In addition to her own photographic artwork and projects she often takes on assignments for major magazines, agencies and companies in Germany. At the moment she is in Myanmar for an ongoing photo-book project funded by VG BildKunst, Germany, which is called “Myanmar’s Driving Force”.

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