Yawng Htang is himself an IDP, his village Nam Sang Yang was taken over by the Burmese Army in 2011.
He has since found work with local NGO’s and is more and more focused on Media Work. in 2017, his photo essay titled ” Again” caused a commotion at the Yangon Photo Festival by including a video interview in the photo essay of a fellow IDP speaking very critically of Aung San Suu Kyi who happened to be in the audience judging the festival. In the end it won 6th prize for best photo essay from an emerging photographer. He is currently studying media and journalism in Yangon.