On 27 April 2013, Editions Didier Millet will launch 7 Days in Myanmar: A Multimedia Showcase, a unique project that will see 30 of the world’s leading photographers travel the country for a week, capturing unforgettable images of Myanmar’s people, landscapes, industries and traditions.
The centrepiece of the project is the book, 7 Days in Myanmar, a spectacular large-format (352mm x 280mm, portrait) coffee-table book offering a portrait of Myanmar at this historic moment in time. The book will be a visual time capsule that will lead readers on a photographic journey through the capital, towns and countryside. 7 Days in Myanmar will showcase many aspects of the nation’s life: cultural, social, economic, religious and natural. Upon its release in December this year, the book will be distributed worldwide.
Renowned historian, John Falconer, will write an introductory chapter to the book which will provide a rich glimpse into Burmese history through insightful text and rare archival illustrations. The reader will be given background on present-day Myanmar though a chapter written by distinguished Southeast Asia expert and journalist, Denis Gray.
The publisher and event organiser, Editions Didier Millet, had completed similar projects throughout Southeast Asia since the 1980s, other countries covered include Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.
7 Days in Myanmar: A Multimedia Showcase is being undertaken to honour Myanmar assuming the chair of ASEAN in 2014.
The project is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake, Total, Chevron, Loihein Co., Ltd., MBL (Myanmar Brewery Limited), CB Bacnk, City Mart Holdings, Eden Group, Krislite, MDG (Myanmar Distribution Group), Patrick Roberts Designs, Sony, Swiber, Yoma Strategic Holdings and media partners Ignite Marketing Communications and Sky Net.
From: First Weekly News, 3 May 2013