***UPDATE*** THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SHOWED INTEREST IN THIS UNIQUE PROJECT… I HAVE FOUND MY VIDEOGRAPHER!!*** I’ll keep ye all updated 🙂

 

Looking for a videographer who is up for a challenge, loves to travel and is free this November!

I am travelling to Myanmar (Burma) in November 2017 where I last went 12 years ago. Myanmar has undergone (and continues to undergo) massive political change in recent years including the Saffron Revolution in 2007, Aung San Su Kyi being released from house arrest, and the opening up of Burma to the outside world.

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On my last visit in 2004, I spent a month visiting monasteries learning meditation practices. At one particular centre Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Meditation Centre I observed the monks on their daily alms rounds and every morning the villagers would share whatever they had. I photographed the monks, the villagers and especially the children that I had got to know, using a 1960’s Minolta SLR camera, slide film and B&W Ilford film.

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Next month I will return to the same monastery and the surrounding area and look for the children I photographed all those years ago. My hope is that I will track down some of them, or their families, to give them the original prints and re-photograph them in their lives as they are now.

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I am looking for a videographer to join me for part of this trip and record my search for the families, and the interaction with those I meet. I hope that this footage will add richness to the documentation of this project. If you are interested and free around the beginning/middle of November please get in touch, it’s short notice, but if you’re up for the challenge, you’re the kind of person I need.

Please share if you know anyone who may be interested….thank you 🙂 x

Comments

  1. Fauve Chapman: If I wasnt already going to Thailand on the 10th of November I would book my tickets tomorrow! Best of luck! It sounds like an amazing adventure! (10/09/17, 3:22 pm)

  2. David Stokes: I'd love to be able to join you. (10/09/17, 3:31 pm)

  3. David Stokes: Would love to know how this could be possible! (10/09/17, 4:12 pm)

  4. Brendan Lyons: Love the idea of going back. Took a lot of photos in India in 1984–5 and often thought it would be wonderful to follow up to see how people's lives had developed. Good luck with the project, Emma. There is a guy up near Macroom who has done work out with migrants in Nepal/Bhutan. Robb Bradshaw. (10/09/17, 5:50 pm)

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