Andre Malerba ~ October 2015

3a0a77291f57f9a47d0f97cc26f59c594ad99de4Andre is an American photojournalist living in Yangon, Myanmar. He shoots a variety of assignments, but his focus is on long-term projects, looking atunder represented community’s stories, and developing a relationship built on mutual respect with the people included in his images. He was honored with the prestigious Magnum Photos’ 30 Under 30 photographers to watch in 2015.

Andre’s work has been published internationally in print and online at:, BBC, Al Jazeera America, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Global Post, Pro Photographer Magazine, among others. Andre has also worked with NGO’s such as Save the Children, Medicins Sans Frontieres and WORTH.

Andre’s awarded story, “Built on Their Backs,” covers the brickmakers of Hlawga township. Paid very little, between US$1.00 and US$4.00 per day, the workers in this brick factory make up a vibrant community that speaks to the issues faced by many so-called “unskilled” workers in Myanmar today. They are the majority and backbone of a country that is being heralded for its reform, receiving vast amounts of monetary support from foreign governments. However, that money rarely trickles down to these workers and their families.