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 talking very critical of Aung San Suu Kyi, Only ASSK was there as a judge and the whole audience gasped. In the end it won 6th prize for best photo essay from an emerging photographer. He is currently studying media and journalim.