Zay Yar Lin is a Burmese photographer who was born and lives in Yangon. When he's not sailing the seas (he's a boat captain by trade), he's traveling the world in search of photographic stories to tell. Entirely self-taught, he works carefully on his compositions, adding lots of color, and almost systematically includes a human presence in his photos. Because more than landscapes, what interests him are “the interactions between a place, a culture and a people”. He explains: “my photos aim to take you to a place you've never been, show landscapes you've never seen and introduce you to people you'll never meet.”
He was published in National Geographic, twice awarded photographer of the year in Myanmar (2015 and 2017), and in 2018 he was the laureate of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) photography competition and won the Grand Prix of the American Photography Open.