Mayco Naing’s photography has won her two international awards: New York Farmani Gallery Creativity Prize, YPF (2010) and Young Talent Prize, Dali International Photo Festival (2015), as well allowing her to exhibit internationally. We are pleased to present her series ‘Identity of Fear’, which challenge conservative notions of political and sexual expression. The series explores freedom of expression within a political context, portraying people between the ages of 22 and 25 semi-submerged in water; one young woman gazes out serenely as if into an uncertain future, another turns sideways, praying for peace while a third looks determined to shout his intent to the world. The pictures express the notion that we have to live even though we cannot breathe properly and show determination to see when our vision is blurred.
In 2013 Mayco Naingwas invited to study at the French National School of Photography in Arles after winning creativity prize at the Yangon Photo Festival. Her exhibitions include “Nuit de l’Année”, Rencontres d’Arles, France, (2010), Pansodan Gallery, Yangon, (February 2011), Yangon Photo Festival (2011), Biennale de Lyon, France – Plan B Art-tripping Contemporary Photo Exhibition (September 2011), Photo Happening and Exhibition for Environment, Institut Francais de Birmanie ,Yangon (January 2012), “The Gender Under Reflections,” New Zero Art Space Gallery, Yangon (September 2012), Blue Wind International Multimedia Art Festival, Yangon (November 2012), Art-tripping Contemporary Photo Exhibition series of Metropolis, Lyon, France (December 2012). Multi-ethnicity, Yangon Photo Festival (2014), Underwater, Bangkok Biennale, BACC, Bangkok (July 2015).