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Kingdom’s Edge

$70.00

Kingdom’s Edge represents British photojournalist Richard Humphries’ eight year journey documenting Thailand’s deep south region. Through this collection of 79 colour photographs Richard, a fluent Malay speaker, examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia’s deadliest conflict. Moving away from the mainstream media’s monotonous coverage Richard has found a region that teems and bustles with life and culture. It is a region of trade and commerce, of young people and free wifi, of tea shops and markets. A place where tudong clad girls ride four on a motorbike, where twice a day people freeze on the spot to the sound of the national anthem, and where the call to prayer fills the air five times a day. It is a complex society that is both Muslim and Buddhist, Malay and Thai. It is both old and youthful, calm and restive. It is a place that has more in common with Kuala Lumpur than distant Bangkok. Through this visual narrative Richard presents a timely and alternative view from one of the world’s most underreported conflict zones, a largely forgotten pocket of territory at the farthest edge of the Kingdom of Thailand.

The book includes a foreword and captions by Richard Humphries and an introductory essay by Gerard McDermott.


About Richard Humphries

Richard is a photographer and published author. He spends his time between the UK and Malaysia. South East Asia has been Richard’s passion for a number of years now so he knows his Dim Sums from his Durians and his Laksas from his Longans. He has also lived in Indonesia, Thailand, and South Africa. Richard’s work is focused on exploring stories that are so often passed by in today’s monotonous mainstream media and he is especially interested in social and environmental related stories with a particular interest in identity and borders. When not not taking pictures or writing about himself in the first person he is spending time with his wife and their seven adopted cats that have traveled with them on all their adventures.

 

BY Richard Humphries
YEAR 2016
DETAILS Hardback, 200pp
26 cm x 26 cmLimited edition of 1000 copies, printed in Italy on 150gsm GardaPat Kiara paper
LANGUAGE English

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