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Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Ohm Phanphiroj

UNDERAGE (Thailand, 2011)

Thailand has a reputation as the Asian epicentre of the sex industry. It is estimated that the country has 800,000 child prostitutes, who collectively generate about 3 % of the Gross National Product – a form of exploitation which has become an international scandal. By means of photography and video Phanphiroj tries to fathom the thoughts and experiences of under-age male prostitutes. These are penetrating portraits of lost souls, which call up questions about social problems, sexuality, corruption and morality.

  • UNDERAGE (Thailand, 2011)

  • UNDERAGE (Thailand, 2011)

  • UNDERAGE (Thailand, 2011)

  • UNDERAGE (Thailand, 2011)

Biography

Ohm Phanphiroj (Thailand, 1970) began his career as a filmmaker, but in search of greater artistic control moved over to photography. His photographic work, which often revolves around the shadow world of the night, also has a cinematic quality. His work has garnered many awards, including from Photo District News, Epson and the Photo Forum. He has published three monographs: Rough Stuff (2004), Rare Views (2006) and Night Hawks (2007).

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50