GOLDEN LAND – 100 years Burma/Myanmar
Photographs by Christine Scherman and Birgit Neiser
Exhibition at the “Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde”, State Museum of Ethnology, Munich, June 14, 2013 until January 12, 2014, Yangon National Museum November 22, 2013 until January 12, 2014, Archeological Museum Bagan January 20 until March 28, 2014.
A hundred years lie between the travels of Christine Scherman in 1911 and Birgit Neiser between 2010 and 2013, two female photographers from Munich, Germany, who both journeyed through Myanmar, documenting the country with their cameras. Christine Scherman’s entire photographic material, which is largely in the form of glass-plate negatives, is now at home at the State Museum of Ethnology in Munich. The juxtaposition of the photographs from past and present gives the viewer an impression of how, and where, the country has changed over the last century; and how, if at all, the perspective of the two photographers might differ – due to their era, personal experiences and varying perceptions.