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Saengjun Limlohakul's pictures of Phuket will be on display at Kathmandu Photo Gallery

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  • Writer: Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana
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At the age of 15, Saengjun Limlohakul (1924-1997) bought his first camera, a second-hand Kodak Brownie for 2.50 baht. It was around 1940 and a roll of film cost 80 satang. It was a time when owning a camera was a privilege and photography wasn't something everyone did. 

The old town of Phuket, then and now.

Saengjun never stopped clicking, taking photographs of his surroundings, the lives around him: specifically, Phuket at its turning point, as the island was transforming itself from a tin-mining city into a major tourist destination.

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