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A man with his son takes a photo of a young woman. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#streetphotography#tomsaater

Shoe market

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Second hand shoe market stall #lagos Island Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burnmagazine#burndiary#streetphotography#tomsaater

Bintu sieves

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Bintu sieves dried plants to make soup #lagos Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#documentaryphotography#tomsaater

Worker

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Construction worker crosses road #lagos #nigeria Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#streetphotography#tomsaater

Street food seller

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Street food seller fries turkey and Yam #lagos Island #nigeria Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#streetphotography#tomsaater

Chilli Pepper seller

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Chilli Pepper seller takes a nap #lagos Island. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#streetphotography#tomsaater

Selfie

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Friends taking a selfie #lagos Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#documentaryphotography#nigeria

Taxi

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Taxi breakdown #lagos Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#documentaryphotography#tomsaater

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Bus conductor #lagos. Photo by Tom Saater @tomsaater #burndiary#burnmagazine#documentaryphotography#tomsaater

Mitch Alland – Alone in Bangkok

 

Mieczysław “Mitch” Alland

Alone in Bangkok

The title Alone in Bangkok echoes the English title of Hans Fallada’s German wartime novel, Alone in Berlin. As one reviewer wrote, “Fallada’s masterpiece has “its emphasis on the solitude in which moral choices are made.” For me, these photographs reflect the situation in Thailand. Bangkok has grown exponentially in recent decades, mainly through migration of people from the countryside. This massive inflow has created the current economic and political upheavals in a huge, chaotic, tropical city — one that has experienced rapid economic and social change under the impact of modernization. The village mentality of personal relations and the deference of the earlier traditional and static society are being transformed and eroded by the more anonymous life in a megacity: interaction of social classes becomes less fixed and more brittle. The position of individuals in the society can change, in directions that can be stressful and not easily identifiable or predictable.

All this is reflected in the faces of the people.

 

 

Bio

Mieczysław “Mitch” Alland spends his time as a nomad, moving annually between Thailand, France and the United States.

 

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