~ Sakse means “witness & evidence”in Jinghpaw language. ~


We are creating a self-sustaining platform for development, production, archiving & distribution of Kachin media, across genres.

Sakse is opening up a still tightly sealed off region to the eyes of the world by showcasing the emerging photo & film scenes in the Kachin foothills of the Himalaya

Sakse’s history & 20 year vision

Sakse ဆိုတဲ့ကချင်ဘာသာစကားဆိုတဲ့ အဓိပ္ပါယ်က မျက်မြင်သက်သေနဲ့အထောက်အထားကိုဆိုလိုပါတယ်

Sakse ဆိုတဲ့ စကားလုံးကို ကချင်media ရဲ့ထုတ်လုပ်ရေး၊ရယူရေးနဲ့ဖြန့်ဖြူးရေး အတွက် self-sustaining platform တစ်ခုအနေနဲ့ ဖန်တီးဖို့ရန် ရှာဖွေတွေ့ရှိခဲ့ခြင်းရဖြစ်သည်။ ကျွန်တော်တု့်က research achive နဲ့ agency အနေနဲ့ရော လုပ်ဆောင်ပေးနေပါတယ် အဲ့တာက license images အနေနဲ့နဲ့လဲ ဖြစ်နိုင်ပါတယ်

We build microcosms of media,

                                       which in turn gives birth to

                                                                       a whole generation of media makers & educators

Years active in Kachin

EDK Contributors

Photo Exhibitions

Images in the archive

Photo Books in our Collection

Everyday Kachin Followers

Grant & Award money given ( MMK)

Workshop Participants

Ryan Libre

Director / Instructor

Ryan is a curator / visual artist. He’s been documenting and teaching local photographer in Kachin State since 2008. Ryan’s photography has been exhibited in museums, galleries & alleyways across the world. He’s the winner of Nikon’s Inspiration award and has received grants from the W.Eugene Smith Fund, Internews & the Pulitzer center as well as having given two TEDx talks.


Yawng Htang

Manager / Curator

Yawng Htang Zinghtung is a photojournalist based in Laiza, the Kachin Independence Army’s capital city.  After his villiage of Nam Sang Yang became the front lines of the fight between the KIO and the Burmese army, he and his family fled to the capital.  Studied at DVB’s (Democratic Voice Of Burma) Multimedia Academy Journalist Training in partnership with Chiang Mai University 3 month


Hkun Li

Instructor / Curator

Hkun Li is a documentary photographer from Myitkyina. He is an alumni from our programs, as well as an alumni of the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop and the Angkor Photo Workshop. He has had solo exhibitions at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand , The London School of Economics and several others.
Hkun Li received first place at the Yangon Festival in 2020 for his photo project about forced marriages among Kachin IDP women to Chinese Business men titled ‘Beauty Queen’.

Doi Awng Sam

Studio Sakse

Production Manager

Sinwa Naung

Everyday Kachin 

Assistant Curator

Francis Wilmer

All Sakse projects


Francis is a British documentary producer, writer & photographer. His work spans multiple disciplines focusing on identity, class, indigenous rights and struggles for self determination. He's been focused on Kachin & the Burma peace process since 2015, working in journalism, media development & advocacy in Burma and the wider region.


We Are

We give grants, workshops, mentoring, Training of Trainers coaching and awards

Photo by Hkun Lat

Photo by Hkun Lat

Photo by Yawng Htang

Photo by Htoi Awng

Photo by Ah Shawng Lasi

Photo by Zau Htoi Maran

Photo by Zau Moon Li

Please visit the dedicated Everyday Kachin website & follow on Instagram or Facebook

Sakse’s Show Reel

Sakse’s Events & Activities 

Sakse is active in many cities, including : Laiza, MaiJaYang, Je Yang IDP camp, Myitkyina & Yangon