Brave New Burma
'Haunting' - Wall Street Journal
Nic Dunlop spent 20 years photographing Burma under military rule. Brave New Burma is an intimate portrait in words and pictures of a complex country emerging from decades of dictatorship and isolation. From the frontlines of the civil war to deceptively tranquil cities, from the home of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to the lives of ordinary people struggling to survive, Brave New Burma is both an historic collection of rare images and a powerful expose of Burma's crisis. Change has come to Burma for the first time in decades. But change brings dangers, including the erasing of history and the invention of a new Burma in appearance alone. Brave New Burma is a haunting record of a country now in transition.
'Alluring … the haunting black-and-white pictures are a blistering indictment of the misery and tragedy inflicted by decades of Burmese military rule.'
Wall Street Journal
'Beautiful… consistently powerful… amalgamates art and politics through intensive research.'
'A remarkable book… based on rigorous research… both educational and deeply moving.'
Author 'Power without Glory'
'A world-class photographer… Dunlop's volume stands apart. [With] striking photographs Brave New Burma shines insightful light on some of Myanmar's darkest days, an era when media access to foreigners was limited and strict censorship the rule.'
Author 'Burma in Revolt'