Lynn Bo Bo
Passengers on a truck travelling to Kyaiktiyo pagoda, Mon State, Myanmar, 2013.
The Saffron Revolution in Myanmar in 2007 signalled a new direction for the country and a new career for photojournalist Lynn Bo Bo. After gaining valuable experience during the revolution, he joined a local newspaper and covered the devastation of Cyclone Nargis in 2008.
Later that year Lynn Bo Bo joined the exiled media organisation Mizzima, which had been formed in 1998 by three veterans of Myanmar’s 1988 pro-democracy uprising, working as an underground photojournalist. He also covered Myanmar’s 2010 general elections and interviewed pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
In 2011, Lynn Bo Bo joined the Myanmar Post Journal while also continuing to work for Mizzima. Today, Lynn Bo Bo works as a full time photojournalist for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA). He has been featured many times in the International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, LA Times, New York Times, The Nation, Bangkok Post and other international news organisations.