U THAN MAUNG – The No 1 Amateur Photographer
Lukas Birk with a foreword by San Lin Tun
Self Published / Fraglich
Burmese / English
Edition of 300
Hand-made in Myanmar as part of an education project with book-binders in Yangon
Stab-binding 64 Pages
210 x 156 mm
This book holds the picture life of U Than Maung, one of Myanmar’s most important amateur photographers. His images bring us stories from times of war and peace, change and hope.
About the Artist
“Lukas is an artist. A storyteller. A conservator.” 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. The books, zines, and posters are available through this website and select distributors.