About Me - Hong

About Me

About Me 

Hong Sar was born in Karen State 1983, Myanmar to Mon parents during a period of civil war in the region. His family was forced to move after intense fighting and a deliberate fire swept through his hometown. His father worked as a photographer and despite losing most of his black and white photographs during the fire, he re-established a dark room in his new house and allowed his son to accompany him when developing pictures, sparking young Hong Sar’s interest in his future career. In 1999 Hong Sar undertook a dangerous journey crossing over the border, leaving Myanmar for Thailand, in order to get a better education in the camps. In 2004 he moved to Sangkhlaburi and started working as a journalist, whilst at the same time learning and experimenting with photography and photo-journalism. After 2 years in Sangkhlaburi Hong Sar moved to Mae Sot to continue studying. Here he also learnt about videography and soon scored a job working with migrant education as a photographer/ videographer. edit In 2010 he moved to Chiang Mai to assist a prominent Burmese media agency - Mizzima ( http://www.mizzima.com). However in early 2011 Hong Sar was offered a job as staff photographer and assistant video editor with the reputable Human Right Education Institute of Burma ( http://www.hreib.com), where he still works, documenting their projects, editing footage coming out of Myanmar and raising awareness of the Burmese people’s situation. When not working, Hong Sar is constantly developing his creativity and on the hunt for that perfect shot. He has assisted TAT in Chiang Mai, helping Thai tourism as well as other international photographers that visit. He is a member of IPOT (International Photographers on Tour) and recently TIPS http://www.thailandphoto.org/) and often joins their trips into the countryside to capture life in Chiang Mai province. In 2010 he moved to Chiang Mai to assist a prominent Burmese media agency - Mizzima ( http://www.mizzima.com). However in early 2011 Hong Sar was offered a job as staff photographer and assistant video editor with the reputable Human Right Education Institute of Burma ( http://www.hreib.com), where he still works, documenting their projects, editing footage coming out of Myanmar and raising awareness of the Burmese people’s situation. When not working, Hong Sar is constantly developing his creativity and on the hunt for that perfect shot. He has assisted TAT in Chiang Mai, helping Thai tourism as well as other international photographers that visit. He is a member of IPOT (International Photographers on Tour) and recently TIPS http://www.thailandphoto.org/) and often joins their trips into the countryside to capture life in Chiang Mai province. edit For more information, purchasing photographs or if you have any questions please contact Hong Sar by

email: dhongsar@gmail.com

Phone: +959402563018,

              +959794680532