Photo Essay

Photo Essay : #Identity
by Chit Min Maung ( http://www.cmmaung.me/ )

Who are you, anyway? Do you have an identity? What constitutes your identity? Who your parents are? Where you were born? What you do for a living?

“Identity” has a troubling history. In the name of identities, lines have been drawn between who may govern themselves and who is enslaved, who can live in the neighborhood and who is excluded, who can and who cannot vote, and who does and who does not have basic “human rights”. In fact, many have argued that embracing racial, ethnic, or gender identities implies an acceptance of roles that have been defined by oppression, while organizing around identities repeats the exclusionary and divisive practices of the dominant culture.

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Chit Min Maung, originally from Myanmar, has been in Singapore since 2009 lately. After finishing university, Chit eventually made his way into software house and work as many different positions such as the programmer, system analyst, Team Leader, Project Manager, etc. Following his passions, in 2011 he bought his own very first camera and shoot various types of photography styles. Since then, he enjoyed shooting street photography, fine art black and white and beyond. Chit didn't shoot photos for the living. He shoots for passions.