Personal statement by the photographer BAYBAY
"Every moment is difficult. It’s not easy for me to think. It’s not easy for me to sleep, to talk…. It’s not even easy for me to drink…. I don’t enjoy life. It’s too difficult to enjoy life.” (© BAYBAY)
Background information, content
"The out-of-print photo volume 'My Universe' is a visual diary by the Myanmar artist BAYBAY. the photographer had it rough in recent years and has spent a lot of time in hospital recovering from severe alcoholism. 'My Universe' was created on her hospital bed expressing her inner feelings, battling with her condition and abandonment of her family. 'My Universe' by BAY BAY is a wonderful escape of dark thoughts and paths into imagery that speaks of colors, air, light and the zest for life. with her full-pages color photographs he takes us on journey into her inner struggle and creates a narrative rarely seen in Myanmar as alcoholism and addiction is very much a taboo subject." (© Fraglich Publishing, 2019)
The photo volume 'My Universe' by BAYBAY is a handmade product by the Myanmar Photo Archive in Yangon in a print run of 300 copies.