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A Burmese photographer fled his country and left everything behind — now he needs your help


By Staff | Photographs by Hong Sar

Postindustrial CEO and Editor-in-Chief Kim Palmiero met Hong Sar last year and was amazed by his tale and breadth of work experience photographing impactful moments like LGBTQ protests in Myanmar (which he still refers to by its previous name “Burma”) and the historic arrival of President Obama, both depicted, among other stunning images in this slideshow. 

Moe Khaing (Hong Sar) is a photojournalist and multimedia reporter from Burma.

Since the Burmese military took power by coup on Feb 1, 2021, Hong Sar and his family had to flee and leave everything behind, including his camera. He and his family have started a new life in Pittsburgh and he is working to re-establish his career as a photographer and videographer. 

To do this, he needs a new camera. We hope you will consider contributing, here.

When you help Hong Sar reach his goal, you’re helping to ensure his talent does not go to waste. Postindustrial plans to feature more of his outstanding work in the future, new photos chronicling his new life in Postindustrial America and the stories of others. 

So do what you can to help Hong Sar reach his goal. And be sure to share his story on your respective social media. 

We really appreciate it. 

-Team Postindustrial

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