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One Year in Yangon – Gold Edition
Lukas Birk

One Year in Yangon 1978 – Gold Edition
Lukas Birk
Fraglich Publishing


Softcover (screen printed and embossed, also comes in hand-made, slipcase)
364 pages
115 x 145mm


The images in One Year In Yangon 1978 were taken by various photo studios in downtown Yangon, including Bellay Photo Studio, run by Har Si Yone, Central Studio, Queen Studio, Latha Studio and others whose names can no longer be traced. All images in the book are part of the Myanmar Photo Archive, focusing on photographic practise by Burmese photographers during and after the colonial period. 364 Portraits taken in 1978.

About the Artist
Lukas Birk is an artist, a storyteller, a conservator and, a publisher. His multi-disciplinary projects have been turned into films, chronicles, online archives, books, and exhibitions. A large part of Lukas’ work deals with archival material he collects through travel or while delving into his own background. His narratives tackle recorded history by creating alternate storylines and fictional elements, alongside commonly accepted facts. Lukas often researches his imagery through explorations into cultures that have been affected by conflict. His created ‘archival artworks’ have little to do with institutional processes but rather center around personal stories, the desire to preserve their place in history, and Lukas’ own emotional attachment to them.

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

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