In The Village
Photography, 2018

In the Village captures glimpses of the people who live in a Muslim village on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. The extent of my knowledge of the local people was based solely on my encounters with them in the beach town of Lamai. I desired to know more about the local way of life, and looking through my camera helped me see experience the culture in a new and unique way. I spent a few hours photographing the people, homes, and minute details of this village. With the help of a Thai translator, Ann, I was able introduce myself and have short conversations with the villagers. I find that these images tap into only the surface of the human beings that live in this little community. I aim to return and photograph this village more in the near future.