Placed under house arrest for more than fifteen years, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international icon for her courage and the personal sacrifices she has made in the struggle against Burma's military regime. With her passion for freedom and human rights, she stands alongside Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as an inspirational role model.
Aung San Suu Kyi - A Portrait in Words and Pictures tells the life story of the Nobel Prize winner and her fight for democracy. Her personal photographs and powerful words provide an intimate understanding of her uncommon strength and grace, together with insights from family, friends and well-known figures. Christophe Loviny's narrative and moving images reveal the Lady's unbreakable bond with her people. Together with the best young Burmese photographers, he has followed every step of the recent democratic process and evokes the formidable challenges that still lie ahead. Cover image copyright A(c) Platon
About the Author
For more than thirty-five years, Christophe Loviny's work has been concentrated on Burma and other Southeast Asian countries, where he has documented the human condition with passion and empathy. A celebrated journalist, photographer and author of several biographies, he has photographed Aung San Suu Kyi since 1996. For the last five years he has trained a new generation of Burmese photographers whose powerful and moving images appear alongside his own in this book. He is the artistic director of the yearly Yangon Photo Festival of which Aung San Suu Kyi is patron.
Number Of Pages: 133
Published: 1st November 2013
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 20.4 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1