Sketching a Better Myanmar through Satire
Winphe is a popular satirical cartoonist in Yangon, Myanmar. He's drawn over 1,500 works exploring political and everyday issues from the perspective of ordinary citizens. During nearly 50 years of military rule, newspapers were censored and the work of satirists was suppressed. The censorship ended with the government's 2011 step towards democracy, but some cartoonists say that not everything can be freely criticized, with arrests still being made. Explore Myanmar today through the work of Winphe and his satirist colleagues.
Before publishing his cartoons, Winphe shows each work to his wife
Following Myanmar's step towards democracy in 2011, more newspapers and magazines have begun publishing satirical cartoons
Winphe also teaches satire and art to his 12-year-old apprentice