This exhibit by noted photographer Geoffrey Hiller captures the essence of the people of Burma that have been living under a military dictatorship that has isolated the country for the past 60 years. Now that the government is making the transition to democracy, the veil is slowly lifting on this fascinating land and its people.
Hiller has been documenting the people of Burma since 1987 and has returned several times since the historic opening in 2011 to capture evidence of change, not only images of rallies for Aung San Suu Kyi, but the anticipation, hope and concerns of a nation forgotten by the world. Following his award-winning web documentary from 2000, Burma: Grace Under Pressure, Hiller published 170 color photographs which comprise the Daybreak in Myanmar series.
This exhibit includes bilingual labels in English and Burmese.
April 7: Geoffrey Hiller visit FWMoA
Supported with a grant by the Journal Gazette Foundation
12:15pm - Enjoy a Curator's Tour with special guest Geoffrey Hiller as he leads a guided tour through his exhibit Daybreak in Myanmar. Free with gallery admission.
6:30pm - Hiller will present a discussion on his travels to Myanmar and his experiences over many years capturing its people and culture. There is no charge for the evening event, but a free will donation will be accepted. A Burmese interpreter will be present.