“Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand” will explore a reality of life of Myanmar people living in Thailand.
Driven by poverty, continuous ethnic battles, oppression, human rights abuse and many more intolerable reasons, millions of Myanmar people have moved often illegally to their neighboring country – Thailand – in search of work and better life.
Better life? What kind of fate do they face?
This collection of photographs, some printed in National Geographic Magazine (Thai edition), will show you the fact of their lives and destinies, to bring awareness about the existence of Myanmar people in our country. In this photo, the Myanmar girl was waiting for her mother at a roadside in front of the Mae La refugee camp – her home. Girls of her age were at risk of being deceived to enter forced labor or unfortunately prostitution.
About the photographer
Sittichai Jittatad was born in Thailand, October 5th 1978. He graduated from Ramkhamhaeng University with a degree in Environmental Science. He left the field of Environmental Science in 2008 to pursue. his first love; photography. At first he worked as a photographer’s assistant and researcher for National Geographic Magazine (Thai edition). When he later moved on to work for a commercial photography company doing portraits and advertising, he continued his love for documentary photography and covered stories about local communities, border trade and Myanmar people living in Thailand for National Geographic Magazine. He now freelances full-time.
Presently, Sittichai is a freelance photographer doing documentary, photojournalism and commercial work.
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
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Web Site: http://www.fccthai.com