Ye Aung Thu


A labourer walking past a jetty. Yangon, Myanmar, 2013.

Ye Aung ThuCo-founder of the Myanmar Street Photographer Society, photojournalist Ye Aung Thu has been widely featured in international newspaper and magazine publications.

After starting out as a blogger in Myanmar, Ye Aung Thu began working for the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news organisation. In recent years, his photographs have appeared in publications as diverse as The Guardian, TIME, New York Times, The Nation, Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune.

From 2008 to 2012, Ye Aung Thu worked as a freelance photojournalist and Chief Executive Photographer for the Myanmar Post Global Journal. During that time, he achieved major success when his images of Aung San Suu Kyi on the 2012 Myanmar election trail were featured extensively across the AFP network. Ye Aung Thu’s short film and photo-essays on hot air ballooning have screened worldwide on CNN.