Kyaw Kyaw Winn
Yellow rice farm. Shan State, Myanmar, 2007.
A passion that became a hobby that became a profession. Just 15 years after he attended his first introductory course, Kyaw Kyaw Winn is one of Myanmar’s most respected and awarded photographers. Now, instead of learning photography, he is teaching it as a tutor for the Myanmar Photographic Society, where he has also been awarded Associate, Fellowship and Proficiency honours.
In 2008, Kyaw Kyaw Winn was one of 20 emerging artists in creative fields globally who were invited to participate in the prestigious JENESYS Programme (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths). He went to live in Tokyo for three months and continued to develop his photographic skills and refine his craft.
Kyaw Kyaw Winn’s photographs have appeared on the covers of The Australian Weekend Travel magazine, Unique Travel magazine in Russia and the book Myanmar the Golden Land. He has also won more than 500 awards in both local and international photographic competitions including the prestigious Grand Prizes from the US, China and Thailand and Gold Medals from Korea, China and Cyprus. Kyaw Kyaw Winn was the ASEAN Young Photographer of the Year in 2007 and 2010.