2016 Projects

MY STORY photos at Borderline Gallery, Mae Sot, Thailand… They got eyes!

MY STORY photo project # 11  – Borderline Gallery, Mae Sot, Thailand  May 5 – 15, 2016 Health workers for the disabled in Vietnam; Karen leaders working to preserve their language and culture; and Rays of Youth staff learning what you can do with a DSLR.  The results of these photo workshops are on the walls at Borderline and will be at ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, and in Canada in the fall. We thought you’d like to have a look at the images and the photographers, so here they are: Dong Ha, Vietnam  December 14 – 21, 2015.  Not far from the DMZ of the war.

DH Binh copy

Binh was our wonderful translator, as well as a workshop participant.

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Window close, window open
photo: Binh

DH Dao

Dao

photo:  Dao Eyes filled with hope

Eyes filled with hope
photo: Dao

DH Ha

Ha

Green color

Green color
photo: Ha

Ly

Ly

My Song Hieu Bridge photo:  Ly

My Song Hieu Bridge
photo: Ly

Mr. Sau

Mr. Sau

Symbol of Christmas tree photo:  Mr. Sau

Symbol of Christmas tree
photo: Mr. Sau

Ngoi

Ngoi

The cat is sleeping photo:  Ngoi

The cat is sleeping
photo: Ngoi

Phuong

Phuong

Mom, it's too high! photo:  Phuong

Mom, it’s too high!
photo: Phuong

Thach

Thach

Something round photo:  Thach

Something round
photo: Thach

Thang

Thang

Mother pig and her babies photo:  Thang

Mother pig and her babies
photo: Thang

Thanh

Thanh

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Locked
photo: Thanh

Xoi

Xoi

 

When winter comes photo:  Xoi

When winter comes
photo: Xoi

Cao Bang, northern Vietnam.  December 23  – December 30, 2015   30 km from the Chinese border.

Buong

Buong

He looks small photo:  Buong

He looks small
photo: Buong

Dat

Dat

This old woman is waiting for a bus to Thai Nguyen province to attend a wedding. photo:  Dat

This old woman is waiting for a bus to Thai Nguyen province to attend a wedding.
photo: Dat

Dinh

Dinh

The great-grandmother is just over 80 years of age but still healthy and sound in mind. photo:  Dinh

The great-grandmother is just over 80 years of age but still healthy and sound in mind.
photo: Dinh

Huong

Huong 1

I am well-aged with failing health, so I make the most of time to visit my children and grand-children. photo:  Huong 1

I am well-aged with failing health, so I make the most of time to visit my children and grand-children.
photo: Huong 1

Houng 2

Houng 2

I have few customers today because of the rain, maybe.  I hope it's sunny and warm so I could sell more rice and feel happy. photo:  Huong 2

I have few customers today because of the rain, maybe. I hope it’s sunny and warm so I could sell more rice and feel happy.
photo: Huong 2

Niem

Niëm

Photo of a neighbour old woman. photo:  Niêm

Photo of a neighbour old woman.
photo: Niêm

Quyén

Quyên

He works nearby. photo:  Quyên

He works nearby.
photo: Quyên

Thanh

Thánh

Buildings across the street photo:  Thánh

Buildings across the street
photo: Thánh

Thâo

Tháo

My grandma photo:  Tháo

My grandma
photo: Tháo

Von

Vón

He shines shoes on the pavement. photo:  Von

He shines shoes on the pavement.
photo: Vòn

Vuon

Vuon

A photo with nice background photo:  Vuon

A photo with nice background
photo: Vuon

Yen

Yen

The color of national flag photo:  Yen

The color of national flag
photo: Yen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rays of Youth staff at Help without Frontiers, Mae Pa, Thailand  February 2 – 4, 2016   DSLR training These 7 students took the basic MSppa workshop and the teacher-training workshop and have led photo workshops in Karen state.

Joli

Joli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A moment: “if you try to catch up  some moment of your life, you will see how it is simple and beautiful” photo:  Joli

A moment: “if you try to catch up
some moment of your life, you will see how it is simple and beautiful”
photo: Joli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ki Ki

Ki Ki

I am house maid and ready to serve you all. photo:  Ki Ki

I am house maid and ready to serve you all.
photo: Ki Ki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mwe Mwe

Mwe Mwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled photo:  Mwe Mwe

Untitled
photo: Mwe Mwe

Moe Khaing

Moe Khaing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A home business with  a different thing! photo:  Moe Khaing

A home business with
a different thing!
photo: Moe Khaing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lweh Paw

Lweh Paw

I can share you with my happiness but don’t beg me to share my pain with you. photo:  Lweh Paw

I can share you with my happiness but don’t beg me to share my pain with you.
photo: Lweh Paw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kat

Kat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Everybody have a dream.  So this little girl has dreams too. When she grows up she wants to be a fashion model. photo:  Kat

Everybody have a dream. So this little girl has dreams too. When she grows up she wants to be a fashion model.
photo: Kat

Min Min

Min Min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia rice:  ‘carbohydrates’ photo:  Min Min

Asia rice: ‘carbohydrates’
photo: Min Min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Literacy and Cultural Organizatin, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar  March 1 – 8, 2016

Naw Sue Sue

Naw Sue Sue

So serious! photo:  Sue Sue

So serious!
photo: Sue Sue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soe Naing

Soe Naing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My young friend photo:  Soe Naing

My young friend
photo: Soe Naing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aung Moe Hein

Aung Moe Hein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running boy photo:  Aung Moe Hein

Running boy
photo: Aung Moe Hein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aye Aye Sie

Aye Aye Sie

Happy KLCO worker photo:  Aye Aye Soe

Happy KLCO worker
photo: Aye Aye Soe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ko Line Mg

Ko Line Mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy on buffalo photo:  Ko Line Mg

Boy on buffalo
photo: Ko Line Mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thin Thin Phyu

thin Thin Phyu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old lady with palm leaves photo:  Thin Thin Phyu

Old lady with palm leaves
photo: Thin Thin Phyu

 

Than Too Aung

Than Too Aung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop! photo:  Than Too Aung

Stop!
photo: Than Too Aung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohamar Htwe

Ohamar Htwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Younger sister photo:  Ohamar Htwe

Younger sister
photo: Ohamar Htwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aung Myo Win

Aung Myo Win

Where does she go? photo:  Aung Myo Win

Where does she go?
photo: Aung Myo Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sae Ao Hmoo

Sae Ao Hmoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandmother photo:  Sae Ao Hmoo

Grandmother
photo: Sae Ao Hmoo

Thanks for taking the time to look at the work of these inspiring photographers.  Prints are for sale, with half the proceeds going to the photographer and half to MSppa for the purchase of new cameras.  Want to order a print?  Send an email to us at msppaorg@msppa.org.  Stay tuned and like us on Facebook ( my story photo project)!

 



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