Publisher Note

Irene – A Burmese Icon offers a glimpse into the life of an upper-middle-class woman during the years of Myanmar’s military regime. Irene loved being photographed and had no camera shyness. To have a camera and to use it so freely was certainly not common in those days in Myanmar. Irene lived in Mandalay in the 1960s and 70s, and was an incredibly stylish woman, encompassing the essence of fashion at the time.

“When I discovered the vintage black and white images of this stylish woman from an unknown era, I was fascinated with her fashion, her look and her confidence. She always wears her hair in a neat up-do. She wears little make-up. She wears oversized sunhats and scarves. Her clothes were well fitted and chic, and she exudes elegance and poise,” says Khin Thu Thu, who wrote the introduction to this book.

We are shipping our Myanmar books directly from Yangon. Shipping might take a bit as Yangon’s Post office takes it’s time but the post office packages everything very charmingly.

Artists’ Book

Irene, A Burmese Icon

by Lukas Birk

Publisher self-published
Release Place Bregenz, Austria
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2020
Artist: Lukas Birk
Printrun 300
Subform Photobook
Topics Archive, Memory
Methods Photography
Language English
Dimensions 15.0 × 21.0 × 1.5 cm
Pages 96