2019 Projects

New Wave Learning Center & a lovely old friend

 

Getting ready for an exhibition

Getting ready for an exhibition

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On the way to New Wave, feathered friends…

Out beyond Mae Sot’s Burmese market, down a wide dirt lane, populated by geese, a few cows, and of course, some dogs, lies the New Wave Learning Center, a neat compound of two long open-sided classroom buildings, a dorm, a kitchen and dining area and a football pitch.

5 boys and 5 girls sit quietly, waiting for the workshop to begin.  We play a warm-up game, struggle over names, and hand out 5 cameras.  Pretty soon it’s not so quiet anymore, and that’s a good thing!

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Warm-up game, day 1

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Le Sandar: teacher, translator, and friend

 

We were very happy to see Sandar, now a teacher at New Wave. She was part of the   MY STORY photo project in Mawlamyine last year.  Now she was our indispensable go-to for everything from translation to explanation to workshop supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Khing Pwint Phyu      photo: Zin Kho Phyo

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Something round     photo: Khing Pwint Phyo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zin Kho Phyo      photo: Khing Pwint Phyo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My home      photo: Zin Kho Phyo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Khing Thazin Win   photo: Soe Sai Htet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it real?  photo: Khing Thazin Win

Is it real? photo: Khing Thazin Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soi Sai Htet  photo: Khing Thazin Win

Soe Sai Htet   photo: Khing Thazin Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch time  photo:  Soe Sai Htet

Lunch time   photo: Soe Sai Htet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Flower  photo: Zar Kyi Win

Yellow Flower photo: Zar Kyi Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zar Kyi Win   photo: Aung Myat Min

Zar Kyi Win photo: Aung Myat Min

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father and Mother  photo: Aung Myat Min

Father and Mother photo: Aung Myat Min

 

 

 

Aung Myat Min  photo:  Zar Kyi Win

Aung Myat Min photo: Zar Kyi Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thiri Ko Ko  photo: Pyae Sone Moe

Thiri Ko Ko photo: Pyae Sone Moe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher  photo: Thiri Ko Ko

Teacher photo: Thiri Ko Ko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyae Son Moe  photo: Thiri Ko Ko

Pyae Son Moe photo: Thiri Ko Ko

 

 

 

 

Love  photo: Pyae Sone Moe

Love photo: Pyae Sone Moe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chan Myae San  photo: Phyo Ngwe Htun

Chan Myae San photo: Phyo Ngwe Htun

 

 

My friend  photo: Chan Myae San

My friend photo: Chan Myae San

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phyo Ngwe Htun  photo:  Chan Myae San

Phyo Ngwe Htun photo: Chan Myae Sa

 

 

Untitled   photo: Phyo Ngwe Htun

Untitled photo: Phyo Ngwe Htun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These photographers really got into their shooting assignments!

Shooting from the ground up

Shooting from the ground up

 

 

 

 

 

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Shoes outside the classrooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out on assignment

Out on assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a group photo story

Creating a group photo story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom while students are out on assignment

Classroom while students are out on assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing the photo exhibition

Preparing the photo exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ta da!

Ta da!

Thank you to John Khai for introducing us to New Wave, to headmaster Zaw Htat, translator and super teaching assistant Le SAndar, and of course, the 10 enthusiastic participating photographers!

 



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