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MEETINGS 2013-2018

434th Meeting at the Alliance Franšaise, Chiang Mai: “Documenting Northern Thai Photography”

Tuesday, 10 July 2018.

A Talk by Kanta Poonpipat.

The Talk:

Local photographers in northern Thailand have documented people, places and events through portraiture, landscape and event photography for the purposes of documentation, memorialization and journalism. Photography was one of the most successful of western techniques to be imported into Thailand in the 19th century. The talk will focus upon the work of Luang Anusarn, Boonserm Satrabhaya and photographers from Lampang, Phrae and Nan.

The Speaker:

Kanta Poonpipat is professor of photography and head of the Media Arts Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University. He studied photography at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco. He is director of the House of Photography, located at the Three Kings monument. It is a project between Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai city administration and the Arts and Cultural Center, established to share the work of photographers from the region through the 20th century to the present day. It also features the artistic and cultural heritage of Lanna through the use of photography as an archival and educational resource. All photographs are digitalized and catalogued. The collection is made available onsite as well as online.

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