Ralf Tooten, a German photographer who has been fascinated by the rapid changes in metropolitan Bangkok, has shifted his focus to the much less busy city of Ratchaburi.
For his latest exhibition, opening tomorrow, he has captured the livelihood of workers in the town to Bangkok's southwest.
The "RCA (Ratchaburi Construction Workers Open-Air Portraits)" exhibition is a continuation of "AWC (Asian Worker Covered)" _ Tooten's previous series of portraits which reveals an unseen side of workplace culture.
It is a collaboration between the photographer and artist/curator Wasinburee Supanichvoraprch. Hundreds of workers were photographed in the city of Ratchaburi.
The shift from Bangkok to a different site has not only changed the resulting photographic portraits, but also the presentation of them. About 20 photographs on vinyl and paper will be showcased at a dozen public venues throughout Ratchaburi until Aug 18.
They can be spotted at a bus station on Woradej Road, beside the railway, under the Tanarach Bridge, at a traffic light intersection and some crossroads, on Pibulsongkram Uppatham School's wall, on the rooftop of a river ferry, as well as at the Tao Hong Tai factory.
The opening ceremony of the "RCA (Ratchaburi Construction Workers Open Air)" exhibition is tomorrow at 4.30pm at the Tao Hong Tai: d Kunst gallery in Ratchaburi.
Call 081-880-3600 or visit www.facebook.com/tht.dkunst.
May 01, 2013 to August 18, 2013
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 to 19:00
- More info
Tao Hong Tai : d Kunst, 323, Woradej Rd., Na Mueang, Muang Prachin Buri, Prachinburi 25000 Thailand
- Mobile number
+66 (0) 81-880-3600
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