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Headline: World’s leading photographers come to Myanmar

Editions Didier Millet launched 7 Days in Myanmar: A Multimedia Showcase, a unique project that will see 30 of the world’s leading photographers travel the country for one week, capturing unforgettable images of Myanmar’s people, landscapes, industries and traditions. The launch was held at Chatrium Hotel. Sponsor company representatives, media and journalists, and project photographers attended the launch.

Raghu Rai has produced more that 30 books on India, some featuring Indira Ghandi, Mother Teresa, the Taj Mahal and Tibet.

Michael Yamashita has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for over 30 years.

Aung Pyae is the chief photographer at Union Daily Newspapers and one of the founders of Myanmar Image Makers (MiM).

Michael Freeman is one if the lead photographers of the Smithsonian and has published over 120 photographic books.

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic image-makers of contemporary photography for more than 30 years.

Chang Chien-Chi is a member of Magnum Photos whose investigation of the themes if alienation and connection have resulted in powerful bodies of work which have been exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore, the Venice Biennale and at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Catherine Karnow is a contributor to National Geographic and other magazines and is well-known for her portraiture and coverage of contemporary culture.

Chris Steele-Perkins is a Myanmar-born British photographer and member of Magnum Photos, who is best known for his images of Africa, Afghanistan, England and Japan.

Kaung Htet is the chief photographer of the Myanmar Times. He has contributed to The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, Getty Images, Reuters, South East Asian Globe and Inside Org.

Bruno Barbey is a member of Magnum Photos and the recipient of the French Order of Merit. He is famous for his exceptional use of colour.

Soe Zeya Tun is a print reporter turned award-winning photojournalist for Reuters.

Min Zayar is an award-winning classical pianist who sold his piano to buy a camera. Within months his photographs of Burmese political icon Aung San Suu Kyi on the campaign trail appeared on the front page of the International Herald Tribune.

Ye Aung Thu is the co-founder of Myanmar Street Photographers and is a photographer for Agence France-Presse.

From: Monitor Weekly News, 30 April 2013