Myanmar in Crisis

A group that included monks later identified as members of the ultranationalist “Patriotic Young Monks Union”, including Pyinnyawuntha, a well-known participant in the pro-military rallies, used metal bars to attack cars and their drivers that were blocking traffic as part of the civil disobedience campaign against military rule before taking refuge in the adjacent Shwe Kyin monastery. Residents who gathered outside to demand action against the attackers are seen here welcoming the arrival of the police. Yangon, Myanmar, February 18, 2021. Photo: © H.K.A

A new documentary project curated by Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz highlights the ongoing plight of the civilian population of Myanmar through the eyes of Burmese VII Academy alumni–brave and selfless individuals who continue to risk their lives to document the “Peoples’ Revolution”.

Please visit Myanmar in Crisis published on for continuous updates on the situation. Philip and Daniel will be updating that page as new images and information are received.