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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is more famous for its political situation than for its underground hip-hop culture. Yet, the capital Rangoon is ho… Read More
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is more famous for its political situation than for its underground hip-hop culture. Yet, the capital Rangoon is home to hundreds of rap groups and graffiti crews and the burmese alternative community is probably one of the most dynamic in Asia. I had the chance to visit Rangoon in june 2010 to meet some of the leading members of the local underground scene, presented here in a selection of portraits showing a different face of a country that only gets little exposure to the outside world. Read Less
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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is famous for its beautiful buddhist pagodas and its complicated political situation. What it's not famous for is its booming underground hip-hop culture. Yet, the capital Rangoon is home to hundreds of rap groups, graffiti crews and other hip-hop enthusiasts, making it one of the most dynamic and creative scenes in Asia. The following portraits were taken in may and june 2010, aiming to show a different face of a country that gets very little exposure to the outside world.