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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Not Just Labor: Migrant Photo Voices from Thailand’s Fisheries

By SEA Junction

Date:

14 - 26 May 2024

The exhibition gives a platform to migrants labor to showcase photo voices. The display consists of photos taken on their mobile phone by migrants from Cambodia and Myanmar, who are now living in Phuket, Chanthaburi and Phang Nga to work in the fishing and seafood industry. They highlight the often-overlooked aspect of migration as an experience that transcends work by capturing their overall day-to-day existence full of taxing, entertaining or simply mundane events, of interaction with their natural and social surroundings, and of dreams and expectations about the future. The message these photo voices (and the exhibition’s title) convey, is that migrants are more than just labour and more than the sum of the difficulties and exploitation endured. Moreover, the photos also show how migrants’ lives have become interconnected with the larger Thai society, pointing to the need of introducing integration policies. Against the dehumanised portrayal of migrants as faceless ‘others’, this exhibition celebrates their identity, agency, personality and other features of our shared humanity. This comprehensive appreciation of migrants’ experiences and aspirations, is essential to create an inclusive and more equitable society that upholds everyone’s human dignity.

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Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

Curved Wall, 4th Floor

939 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Zone

2

Tue - Sun 10:00-20:00 (Closed on Mon)

BTS: National Stadium

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

Curved Wall, 4th Floor

939 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Zone

2

Tue - Sun 10:00-20:00 (Closed on Mon)

BTS: National Stadium