Yu Yu Myint Than is a Myanmar photographer based in Yangon. She worked as a teacher trainer whilst pursuing her passion in photography. In 2014, she won a scholarship to the International Reporting Workshop, a three-month educational program that included training at the prestigious Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was a scholarship recipient for the Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program taught out of NewYork. Upon completion of the program Yu Yu became a staff photographer at The Myanmar Times. After working there for 11 months, she realised that she couldn’t photograph maturely while working for the newspaper and became a freelance documentary photographer. She joined Myanmar Deitta, a non-profit organisation that works to develop resources for local photographers and filmmakers, where she works on developing educational programming.


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