DAA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with a Party this Friday 17th January

Documentary Arts Asia celebrates its 2nd Anniversary with a party this coming Friday 17th January, from 7pm. Over the last two years, the volunteer-run non-profit organization has made a big impact on the photography scene in Chiang Mai. In addition to hosting free monthly exhibitions by some of the best Asian and international documentary photographers around, DAA also provides free documentary and Asian cinema screenings twice weekly, regular photography and video workshops and a range of talks and special events hosted by local NGOs and others.

DAA seeks to encourage and enhance visual literacy in Asia, as well as equip local photographers and filmmakers (particularly those from under-represented communities) with the necessary tools and skills to communicate their own stories to the world. To this end, it offers a range of micro-grants and gear loan, as well as an artist-in-residence program for promising visual artists. In addition, DAA has established a satellite centre in Laiza, in Burma’s Kachin State, providing visual training to over 200 Kachin youth and enabling them to document the daily – and war-torn – realities of life in this under-reported region.

If you haven’t yet been along to DAA for an exhibition, screening or workshop, or simply to browse through their library collection of several hundred photography books and dvds, you’re missing out on one of the best resources in Chiang Mai for visual artists. As well as coordinating, together with CMU’s Department of Photography, the upcoming “F/28: Month of Photography in Chiang Mai” festival, DAA has ambitious new expansion plans for 2014…
Please join the celebrations and support DAA on its 2-Year Anniversary party this Friday 17th January. Advance tickets are 250 THB (300 THB on the door) and will include free food (donated by a number of Chiang Mai’s top restaurants), live bluegrass music and entrance to a raffle draw. Raffle prizes include exhibition prints, special memberships, workshops, t-shirts and more. In addition, the party will host a “silent auction” to raise funds, with exhibition prints by Paula Bronstein, Ami Vitale, Vlad Sokhin and other award-winning photographers on offer.
For those who can’t make it along in person on Friday, be sure to check out the DAA website to learn more about all the things the organization has accomplished in the last two years, and its plans for the coming year. For those interested in making a financial contribution to help support DAA’s work, donations are fully tax-deductible for all citizens paying tax in Thailand.

Thank you!

Documentary Arts Asia is located on Wualai, Soi 3 (just south of Chiang Mai Gate). For location map, opening times and contact details see the following link: contact DAA

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