Author(s): Christophe Loviny
Placed under house arrest for more than fifteen years, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international icon for her courage and the personal sacrifices she has made in the struggle against Burma's military regime. With her passion for freedom and human rights, she stands alongside Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as an inspirational role model. Aung San Suu Kyi - A Portrait in Words and Pictures tells the life story of the Nobel Prize winner and her fight for democracy. Her personal photographs and powerful words provide an intimate understanding of her uncommon strength and grace, together with insights from family, friends and well-known figures. Christophe Loviny's narrative and moving images reveal the Lady's unbreakable bond with her people. Together with the best young Burmese photographers, he has followed every step of the recent democratic process and evokes the formidable challenges that still lie ahead. Cover image copyright A(c) Platon
For more than forty years, Christophe Loviny has worked in Burma and elsewhere in Asia, documenting the human condition with passion, empathy and dignity. A celebrated journalist, photographer and author of several biographies, he is the founder of a photographic festival in Rangoon, of which Aung San Suu Kyi is the patron.