black day by Ekkarat Punyatara
“black day”, by Ekkarat Punyatara, is a photographic narrative of the national year-long mourning between 2016 and 2017. Ekkarat is a National Geographic Thailand photographer and photo editor of the magazine, whose assignments are well known, yet this is a personal artistic statement of his home country’s melancholy. “black day” is in a limited edition with 29 photographs, handbound in traditional Thai calendar style that is his unique design.
Ekkarat Punyatara, Thai photographer based in Bangkok. His photography is inspired by fascination in Thai culture that he was rooted since childhood by his conservative family. He got scholarships from Foundry Workshop(2012) and Angkor Photo Workshop(2013). His first solo exhibition, It's Personal, got buzzed in Thailand and international from questioning the traditional conservative way of seeing Buddhism in Thailand by documenting a group of Thai monks living in New York. Beside worldwide assignments as an outsider, Ekkarat pursues to portrait the lives of his beloved country as the sight of the insider.
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