Patrick Brown exhibiting in association with Human Rights Watch at the Myanmar Deitta gallery in Yangon, Myanmar

Patrick Brown‘s images from a recent project he worked on with Human Rights Watch, a New York based non-profit and pressure group, looking at land confiscations in Myanmar which have intensified since the country started its transition to democracy, will be exhibited at:

Myanmar Deitta Gallery
no. 49, 44th Street, 3rd Floor

from 3 to 6 November 2016.

The exhibition coincides with a news conference and the launch of Human Rights Watch’s report “The Farmer Becomes the Criminal: Land Confiscation in Burma’s Karen State.” which will be attended by Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch and Caroline Stover, Asia Division fellow of Human Rights Watch. The news conference will take place on Thursday, 3 November 2016 at 10.30am.

Building an over flow system on a lake which the land saw confiscated from Mr ********* who is protesting to the Burmese Government who built a lake for irrigation however the government confiscated Mr ******** land and his village land without any form of compensation, land confiscation is on the increasing post-ceasefire.  Kayin state’s unique limestone formations, which typify the landscape and are key to tourism in the area, have been eyed for future cement production, with approximately 10 limestone mining operations underway and another four exploration licenses granted.Construction of an overflow system next to a lake on land confiscated by the Burmese Government without any form of compensation. Kayin State, Myanmar. © Patrick Brown