Thursday, 2 October 2014

A Dream Surely Vanishing - A photo exhibit opening and a chat with the photographers


A Dream Surely Vanishing is an on-going, joint photo documentary project. Its narrative vehicle is Burma's Irrawaddy River, as it flows past a stunning land and people of vast kindness being eroded by ill- planned economic development. Purposefully aimed away from the popular topics of ethnic armies, religious violence and drug abuse, this project seeks to connect its audience with the underrepresented people of Burma and the issues they face, while at the same time painting a picture of a breathtaking land being heralded as one of Asia's last economic frontiers.

Lauren DeCicca is a documentary photographer.

She's met people dealing with PTSD, drug addiction, displacement and disease, and is struck by the similarity in spirit between these people, despite the obvious divides. It has been a goal of hers to realize and mend this schism through photography, be it mental, physical or geographical in nature.

Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Global Post, and NPR, among others.

Andre is a photojournalist and writer.

He has lived in Yangon, Burma since early 2013, and is currently documenting the burgeoning country, looking beyond the popular transition story in an attempt to express a more complete view of the challenges faced. Rural development, failing healthcare among Rohingya refugees, and cultural nuance along the Irrawaddy river have captured his attention.

His work has been featured by Time Lightbox and published in:, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, and Pro Photographer Magazine, among others.

Andre and Lauren are both contributors to the @everydayasia Instagram feed, part of the Everyday Projects all around the world aimed at providing an alternative, independent voice in modern media.

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