A PRIVATE collector will
exhibit 150 antique cameras
from 19 to 21 October in
“This is the first antique cameras exhibition in Myanmar. At the exhibition, we will display 150 cameras out of 500 cameras that we had collected. Some cameras on exhibition will be more than a hundred years old. Pictures of the cameras that we could not display will be show. The exhibition may not be complete but we will shown the best we can,” said U Kyaw Thet Min the organizer of the exhibition, said the press conference at the Orchid Hotel in Yangon on 7th October.
“Actually I would like to show the cameras I collected in a small museum but there is difficulty to find even a small place in Yangon. It wouldn’t be easy. That is why I’m holding this exhibition to show the cameras and for interested people to observe them,” he added.
At the exhibition, about 150 cameras will be showcased including cameras used circa 1900. The event organizer starts collecting the cameras 15 to 16 years ago. To date he collected over 500 cameras of over 40 different types.
The three-day exhibition will exhibit the history of the cameras, cameras collected yearly, photos of rare ancient cameras and other knowledge about cameras, it is learnt.