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My Universe
Bay Bay

My Universe
Bay Bay
Fraglich Publishing


Edition of 300
Hand-made in Myanmar
Stab-binding 42 Pages with 6 fold-outs
156 x 210 mm
Gold debossed


My Universe is a visual diary by the Myanmar artist BayBay. BayBay had it rough in recent years and has spent a lot of time in hospital recovering from severe alcoholism. My Universe was created on her hospital bed expressing her inner feelings, battling with her condition and abandonment of her family.

“Every moment is difficult. It’s not easy for me to think. It’s not easy for me to sleep, to talk…. It’s not even easy for me to drink…. I don’t enjoy life. It’s too difficult to enjoy life.”
Her work is a wonderful escape of dark thoughts and paths into imagery that speaks of colours, air, light and the zest for life. Bay Bay takes us on journey into her inner struggle and creates a narrative rarely seen in Myanmar as alcoholism and addiction is very much a taboo subject.

The book was produced by the Myanmar Photo Archive in Yangon.

About the Artist
Bay Bay – Nay Thet Thet Nway has been producing photographic work under the name Bay Bay for more than four years. Having originally studied Electrical Power at Dawei Technological University, she went on to become a photojournalist. She later worked at Mayco Photo Studio, where she began to develop a more creative visual style. She now works as a freelance photographer and has been exhibited numerous times, including a first solo show in Yangon in 2017. She has also participated in the Yangon Photo Festival, Myanmar’s largest photographic event.

About the Publisher
Fraglich Publishing is the publishing imprint of Lukas Birk. The books, zines, and posters are available through this website and select distributors.

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