Bangkok Chinatown’s Wet Market
The “Market” is a central part of every Chinatown. Here is where the local residents and businesses come for their daily purchase of perishable products. Meat, fish, vegetable, fruit and other items change hands here every day of the year.
While the business owners stay by their stalls, the porters are the ones that give the market that infamous “buzz”. They are the ones who shuttle up and down the narrow lanes between the stalls with their push carts carrying the newly bought produce. It’s busy, it’s wet and it’s dark, except for when the sun filters in between the tall buildings during brief moments of sunshine.
Having watched these porters in their daily actions during 2018, Goran Ehren felt compelled to document these men and women at their daily job. These photos are a tribute to all the hard working porters at the markets in Thailand.
About the Photographer
Goran Ehren was born in Sweden and moved to Asia 25 years ago. His passion for photography started in the 50’s when he was handed his grandfather's old Brownie camera. One shutter speed and three apertures were all that Ehren had to play with. All the rest was left to imagination.
But it was only in the last few years that time has allowed him to explore a broader aspect of photography. “There is no better way to see Thailand than to use photography as an excuse to visit different places,” he says. “Everywhere you walk is rich with photo opportunities of both minor and majestic proportions. You just have to walk slow enough to absorb it all."
His photos are therefore of what he sees on his walks around Bangkok and Thailand.
The photographs will be showing from February 21 until March 5 at the Neilson Hays Library Rotunda Gallery and the Garden Gallery.
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd, Bangkok.
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