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Made in Bangkok | Photographer: ZACKARY CANEPARI

Made in Bangkok | Photographer: ZACKARY CANEPARI | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

To kick off 2015 let's time travel back to 2014.  This is Bangkok.  The city is sinking into the flood lands it was built on.  Someday soon the roads will be rivers.  But that hasn’t stopped the expansion.  Megacity.  The exurban and suburban zones are nearly as dense as the city center.  Building and rebuilding.  Old and new structures competing for skyline.  Some resemble robots.  Some remain unfinished.  The elevated Skytrain connects them all.  Down below the infrastructure sags.  Progress and tradition.  Congestion edging towards permanent gridlock.  None of the cars, buses, trucks, tuk-tuks, motorcycles, ferry boats, river taxis, scooters and bicycles move at all. 

 

Most people wear hospital masks on the street, pulling them aside to slurp noodles or smoke a cigarette.  The air is thick with humidity and sweat and smog and sex.  Inside, everything is Megamall. Climate controlled consumption.  Medical tourism.  Sex tourism.  Drug tourism.  Displays telling you how to look and how to feel. Massive electronic billboards advertise for dental surgery.  Written in Thai.  In Chinese.  In English.  In Neon.  Screens above and screens below.  Reflections in the puddles, on the windows, in the eyes.  Projections.  Personalized.  Customized.  Individualized.  Food.  Fashion.  Eye color.  Politics.  Products.  Sex.  Gender.   This is Bangkok. - ZACKARY CANEPARI

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Thailand blooded month | Photojournalist: Jack Picone

Thailand blooded month | Photojournalist: Jack Picone | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Jack Picone is a Bangkok based, award winning Australian Photojournalist who has been covering war zones since the early 90s. Picone has travelled from the Middle East to Eastern Europe and Africa—where he covered the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that saw over a million people murdered. In short, he’s the guy to talk to if you have any questions about catching shrapnel in Armenia, the difference between rebel wars and traditional wars, and the importance of documentary photography.

 

Jack's work is enormously diverse, characterized by insights that come from a non-intrusive approach and unhurried time spent with his subjects.

His portfolio includes portraits of artists and achievers, memorable war zone imagery and fascinating studies of tribal cultures. He has documented the drug culture of heroin addicts in the slums of Glasgow, the spirit of Australia's itinerant sheep shearers, the impact of conflict on civilians and children, the ancient rituals of body scarring and stick-fighting among the Nuba people of Sudan, and the day to day life of young Australians living with 

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