“Even Though I’m Free I Am Not” is a global documentary photography project about Burma’s political prisoners. Traveling across the world to South East Asia, Australia, Japan, Europe, USA, Canada as well as into Burma itself, hundreds of Burma’s former political prisoners who have fled the country and are now forced to live in exile often as stateless people, will be photographed, coming together to raise awareness of the tragic plight of their colleagues still detained in jail.
This simple symbolic gesture of the palm being shown in the Buddhist Abhaya Mudhra with the name of a colleague currently suffering silently in prison written on it, becomes a combined act of silent protest, remembrance and fearlessness. Qualities instilled in all of Burma’s political prisoners.”
In this post 5 photo’s from the project which contains more than 160 former political prisoners that have been photographed for this project from countries all over the world.
See them all here.
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