Visual Rebellion is a grass roots movement of creators for creators. We believe that photography, film and art have the power to create change for the better.

We are dedicated to helping Burmese creatives by providing a platform for their work in opposition to the military junta. We also provide mentoring from experienced journalists, photographers, filmmakers and artists to help them realise their ideas. Visual Rebellion raises funds for long-term practical support such as VPN subscriptions, English lessons, replacing and upgrading essential production equipment and emergency transfers to help the creatives and their families at the hardest of times.

We do not know how long it will take to restore democracy throughout Myanmar but we will make sure we are available to empower those that need it for as long as they need it.

We would like to thank our partners for the support we have received so far.

To build this platform, we are collaborating with a number of Burmese professionals who can’t be named for their own safety but who contribute crucial expertise to the project.


For most creatives the worst that could happen to them is a bad review or a loss of earnings. In Myanmar photographers, filmmakers and artists are working under constant threat of arrest, physical injury and even death. Several young people in the VR collective have had their equipment smashed or confiscated. They have been beaten by security forces and their hired thugs. One was even shot but thankfully survived. Through all of this they continue to work, to create and show the truth of life under military rule.

But to help keep them safe, while still offering them a platform for their work, all contributions are added anonymously. Each creative has been assigned a randomised alias so you can follow their work but we will never disclose anything that could be used to identify them. The photo used for their profile is generic and not the real person.

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