Came across a great website today, streetphotothailand.com, in BK Magazine. There’s a photo exposition, “Unposed Bangkok,” a collection of street photography, opening up October 1st and running to October 27 at the Bangkok Art & Culture Center. This exhibition is curated by Manit Sriwanichpoom, of Pink Man fame.
Mr. Sriwanichpoom is a performance artist with an international presence where he uses the medium of photography to subvert consumerist culture. I guess it’s not surprising, after taking a gander at some of these photos, that irony and juxtaposition emerge as a central theme, as these elements figure prominently in Mr. Sriwanichpoom’s work. And yet my favorite photo is Nappadol Weerakitti’s smoking man (below). A simple photograph, accentuated with a vivid purple, of a candid moment of an elderly man.
I look forward to visiting this exhibition right down the street and talking to the photographers.
In the words of the organizers:
These images, along with their hidden nuances that reflect our society, its humor, satire as well as perfectly-timed coincidences, are created by a street photographer.
Selected photos below: