The note on the image says; “For classmate Hong. Where there is a will, there is a way. From classmate Huang.” After the early colonial photo studios disappeared or were taken over by local Burmese photographers, a large number of Chinese run studios were opened as well. Many of the photos in the Myanmar Photo Archive from the 1950s are stamped with Chinese photo studio names and logos, and it seems that their clientele were primarily Chinese-Burmese, too.. But in the following decades, during General Ne Win’s rule (1962–1988), the ban on Chinese language schools caused the decline of Mandarin speakers. This is reflected in the collection of images in the Archive from the late 1960s as the Chinese logos, studio names, and photo notes just disappeared.