Poetry from Thailand • Rossanee Nurfarida • Video

Monday, December 25, 2017

INTRODUCING ROSSANEE NURFARIDA (โรสนี นูรฟารีดา) Rossanee Nurfarida was born in Thailand’s so-called “Deep South”. Her first collection of poetry Far Away From Our Own Homes was a Finalist…

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The Painter • Songkhla’s Reclusive Portrait Artist • สงขลา • THAILAND

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mr. Saenee is a old-school painter. He creates portraits of people with a brush and oil. He is hidden on a side street in Songkhla, Thailand. His style…

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Sweet Soup • Rice Pork Porridge Congee • ข้าวต้มหมู • Songkhla • THAILAND

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nan arrives from across the bay where she lives in a one-room, concrete house adorned with a thin tin roof to keep off the tropical rain. Like every…

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Missed Connections • Songkhla’s Historical Train Station • รถไฟ สงขลา

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The air is still wet and cool when the old man arrives. He comes here every day – to the abandoned train station in Songkhla, Thailand. He shuffles…

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SPIRITS • Bring Back the Dead • Animism in Southern Thailand

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mr. Thumsuan reunites families with the ghosts of their dead relatives. He’s one of southern Thailand’s last spirit mediums. During the three-day ritual called Limon, he invites spirits…

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Childhood at the Red Rice Mill • หับโห้หิ้น โรงสีแดง • Songkhla • THAILAND

Saturday, April 29, 2017

100 years ago, rice farmers near Songhkla, Thailand would send their freshly-cut rice to the Red Rice Mill to be processed for sale. Rangsi Ratanaprakarn’s father ran the…

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God made man from dust. That’s why this Muslim man loves mud.

Friday, April 14, 2017

After years of working in Paris, the artist Emsophian Benjametha (เอ็มโซเฟียน เบญจเมธา) moved back home. He’s originally from the countryside, in the southern-most part of Thailand where the large…

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Siriworn Kaewkan • Thailand’s ‘Southern’ Voice • ศิริวร แก้วกาญจน์

Monday, March 6, 2017

Far, far away from Bangkok is Thailand’s southern-most bookstore. It’s in Satun, right on Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia. The “Low Pressure Area” cafe is a small, one room…

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Violent Art in Thailand’s Deep South

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jehabdulloh Jehsorhoh is a slender guy with dark curly hair and a light walk. “I’m an Assistant Professor of Arts at the University in Pattani.” Jehabdulloh started the…

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Castaway on an Island Hideaway in Thailand

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Just a few clips from the deserted beach at Ko Kut. It’s Thailand’s last island before Cambodia. The south is jungle, unmarked and untravelled. The beaches are essentially…

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