Yangon Photo Festival / Artistic Director
Christophe Loviny, 59, is a French writer and photographer who co-founded the Angkor Photo Festival in 2005 and then the Yangon Photo Festival in 2008. Under his direction, the YPF has become one of the most popular photo events in South-east Asia, with more than 150,000 visitors at the 10th edition in February 2018.
Loviny is also the director of PhotoDoc, a training and research center on visual language. Starting during the military dictatorship in 2008, PhotoDoc has trained a whole new generation of Myanmar journalists, activists and photographers to document and advocate human rights and environmental issues. Using powerful visual stories they are reaching millions on Myanmar Stories, a breakthrough community magazine on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/pg/myanstories/videos/