28 July - 3 September 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
30 July, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Yangon Echoes takes viewers behind the façades of Yangon’s heritage buildings, to offer intimate views of life in the cosmopolitan city formerly known as Rangoon, Burma. An unprecedented work of oral history, this is a rich anthology of stories exploring notions and values of heritage and home.
Storytellers speak of joy and tragedy, simple pleasures and aching issues. They share thoughts and feelings of living through Yangon’s emergence from decades of stagnation to engagement with a rapidly spinning world. Told with courage and charm, these informal stories of home offer insight into what has happened and is happening to the city.
This popular history of buildings charts social space and urban folklore, linking past to present via living memories. It celebrates everyday lives through domestic connections to old places.
Large format archival photographic prints from the book are for sale. It’s a silent auction fundraiser for LinkAge, training restaurant for Yangon street kids come along and put in a bid!
Photographer and writer Tim Webster focuses on culture and environment. Tim specialises in archival heritage documentation and environmental portraiture, bringing together the poetics of science and art. His work is exhibited and collected internationally. He is co-author with Virginia Henderson of Yangon Echoes, Inside heritage homes (River Books, London & Bangkok, 2015). Tim and Virginia moved to Yangon in January 2013 to volunteer in heritage conservation efforts in Myanmar.