Kaung Htet


A young boy wraps himself in a blanket at a refugee camp following fierce fighting between the KIA and Myanmar’s military, Man Si township, Kachin State, 2013.

After obtaining his medical degree from Institute of Medicine in Yangon in 2008, Kaung Htet changed career paths and started working as a freelance photographer.

The following year he joined The Myanmar Times – the only newspaper in the country published in both English and Burmese – where he is now the paper’s chief photographer and photo editor.

Kaung Htet’s coverage of major news events throughout Myanmar has been featured by The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, South East Asian Globe, Inside Org, Getty Images and Reuters. He also works for international organizations like OXFAM, FXB and MSF and currently resides in Yangon.