Yangon, Myanmar, 2012. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi makes her way through a crowd of ecstatic supporters during an electoral campaign rally in Mingalar Taung Nyut township, in Yangon.
Aung Pyae is one of the exciting young photographers to emerge in Myanmar in the past decade. He is also one of the four founding members of Myanmar Image Makers (MiM) in Yangon, which holds exhibitions, festivals and workshops teaching and promoting photography, photo-journalism and documentary making in the country.
An award-winning photographer at the Yangon Photo Festival, Aung Pyae honed his craft at photography workshops conducted by the French Institute and American Center in the mid-2000s. He went on to study feature photography at the Institut Francais de Birmanie before undertaking his own award-winning photo-essays and participating in documentary filmmaking projects.
Aung Pyae has been a Senior Photojournalist for the Yangon Media Group, and is now working as the Chief Photographer at Union Daily Newspapers. In 2002, he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Chemistry at the University Of Yangon and in 2007 received a Diploma of Computer Art majoring in Animation from the University Of Culture in Yangon.