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Chris Peken is a Yangon based photographer. He has had five solo exhibitions - Exposed, The Faces of St Marys, The Lost Boys of Sudan, Seeking Refuge and User Friendly. He has featured in Australian Photography magazine, on the 7.30 Report, and has a photo book Kibera, showing life in Nairobi's biggest slum suburb.



PO Box 391

Ettalong 2257






+95 9767 086 069 - Myanmar

+61 414 967 013 - Australia

+254 727 567 144 - Kenya

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"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough." - Robert Capa

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” -
David Alan Harvey

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” - Richard Avedon

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” - Annie Leibovitz

"Photographing to see what something looks like photographed." - Garry Winogrand

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” - Edward Steichen

“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” - Gilles Peress

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” - Robert Frank

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." - Ansel Adams

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