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Tales from the Deep South

Jun 12. 2019
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The Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF) in collaboration with SEA Junction is holding a photo exhibition, “Grey Zones”, in the Corner Space of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from today until June 23.

The exhibition features Yostorn Trios’ photographs showing the resilience of people in the Southern part of Thailand who go ahead with their daily lives in the midst of growing tensions.

The photos in black, white and grey show families, children in schools, people in the market or in sacred places and also aim to introduce Southern Thailand to the rest of the country and beyond.

The photographer tries to reveal Thai deep south’s socalled “grey zones”, images of normality in the shadow of conflict. These images rarely reach the media, but are important to “humanise” the news of victims and perpetrators.

Yostorn is the founder of Real-Frame and has an interest in portraying people in vulnerable situations. For more of his work, go to https://realframe.co or  Facebook.com/realframefanpage. SEA Junction aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its sociocultural dimensions – from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. 

For more information, visit www.SeaJunction.org.

The Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) was founded in 2002 to work on justice and the protection, promotion, and monitoring of human rights in Thailand. Particular emphasis is placed on marginalised people including ethnic minority groups, stateless people, migrant workers and the victims of conflict. Find out more at htttps://VoiceFromThais.wordpress.com.

 

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