Respected monk Thu Mingala told supporters Friday to be free of fear and help safeguard a more prosperous future for Burma after decades of military rule.
The Irrawaddy brings together a selection of photos that highlight a few key meetings and moments in Suu Kyi’s political life over the last 25 years.
A British and a Burmese artist join forces for an art exhibition illustrating their shared fascination with Rangoon’s historic architectural legacy.
The work of well-known local artist Nay Aung Shu will be on display at Rangoon’s Pansodan Scene this week, the gallery’s latest solo exhibition.
The ethnic Shan community in Chiang Mai, Thailand, gather to pray and light candles for hundreds of people affected by recent fighting in Shan State.
Ahead of the annual Thadingyut Festival, colorful local and Chinese made lanterns line Mandalay’s streets, including some new election-themed additions.
The works of master watercolorist Mya Thaung, on view at Rangoon’s Lokanat Gallery, offer a brief but enchanting view of Burma’s cityscapes and rural pastures.
As a general election nears on Nov. 8, The Irrawaddy looks back on this photo series documenting the historic by-election that brought Suu Kyi and the NLD to Parliament.
The multi-ethnic residents of Naung Kan leprosy colony, run by Catholic nuns in eastern Shan State, share a determination to fend for themselves.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s whirlwind Kachin State tour showcases her immense popularity as thousands of admirers turn out to get a glimpse of the opposition leader.
The old military camp of the Mong Tai Army is now a museum celebrating the life of its commander, a former kingpin in the global heroin trade.
Amid the hilltops in northern Thailand, the steep green slopes of Doi Mae Salong are covered with tea, paddy and sprawling corn plantations.
A Rubenesque ode to full-figured nudes and state-run newspapers is on offer in Rangoon with the opening of artist Sandar Khaing’s exhibition “The Naked Truth.”
The Irrawaddy looks back at a series of archival images from the 88 Memorial Hall, marking the 27th anniversary of the Sept. 18 coup in 1988.
The cantonment near Shwedagon Pagoda remains largely off limits to the public, with a small contingent of soldiers still on duty to discourage the curious.
The exhibition features over fifty works, of acrylic and water color paintings, spanning more than thirty productive years on the Burmese art scene.
Hundreds of newly displaced families in this small village in Chin State wait for relief in temporary shelters after landslides wipe away homes and belongings.
Photographer Sai Zaw visits Burma’s flood-ravaged Chin State, documenting the depth of the damage and the lives of locals struggling to restore normalcy.
Changing weather patterns have impacted crop yields and habitual farming practices around Inle Lake. But locals are learning to adapt.
The Salween River looks peaceful passing through karst-studded Kayin State, but its beauty belies the turbulence at the heart of a little-known story.