Studio Sakse

The Sakse gallery & photo book library in Chiang Mai. 

The gallery, cinema and library give vital exposure to world class media for the local people. It also functions as a training space for developing future Kachin curators with half of the exhibitions being curated by our alumni & mentees.

Exhibitions new every 2 months

Cinema  will shows one movie per week, with free popcorn

Library is open to the public + book showcases

Workshops Few times a year

Special Events  



At our Laiza center, children would run to look at books on their school breaks
Kachin Youth discovering photography books at our Laiza center, located on the second floor of the Kachin National Library
Students of Chiang Mai University discovering photography books at one of Sakse's showcase
Sakse's books showcased at the School of Social Sciences in Myitkyina, Kachinland
General Gam Shawang of the KIO looking at one of our books at Sakse center in Laiza
Thai children discovering our books at our new gallery in Chiang Mai

Photo books are an essential part of Sakse’s mission to create a microcosm of media. We make sure our books are widely seen by bringing them out of the gallery and into other public spaces, such as refugee camps and workshops.

The Sakse library holds over 300 hardback photo monographs. In addition to the physical library in Laiza, we have organized many photo book showcases & events at other spaces & events in Myitkyina & Yangon. Part of our collection was also donated to a photo gallery in Yangon.

Publishers, please donate to our growing library and learn more about how you can support Sakse in Kachin.


Example of books from our library

Birth Pangs of a nation : Shahidul Alam

Questions without Answers : VII photo Agency

Thai Politics : Miti

Visit our new custom searchable online library catalog of photography books magazines and more.

The mini makers space at Studio Sakse

The mini makers space at Studio Sakse.

.Every Friday ( 12 – 5pm ) Sakse will open this space to the public – other days this space is used by staff, resident artists & guest artists

Perfect space for all kinds of creative processes.

Editing / sequencing large bodies of work

Creating custom covers or insets for hand-made photo books

Costume creation for a fiction film

Including full sets of tools for wood working, sewing, welding, screen-printing, woodcut & lino printing, leather working, soldering,

Visit Studio Sakse


Visiting our new studio in Chiang Mai

Location: 18.7720800, 98.9837300

Adress : 14/5 Sri Ping Mueang soi 3 50100, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai

Current hours -  11 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

- by appointment & during events such as openings, workshops & cinema events.