Images of Rice Plantation Cycles by Giuseppe Di Mauro

Brief Description

These photos portray the changes of rice terraces in the Greater Mekong Sub-region from soil preparation to harvest drying, highlighting the types of land destined for paddies, both flat and mountainous. In particular, they showcase six moments in the natural cycle of rice, namely when the rice fields are flooded for preparation, moments of sowing, the green paddies phase of growing plantation, the yellow paddies phase of rice maturation, the harvest moments and finally the drying methods. The photos were taken between 2010 and 2017 with Nikon D90/ DX7200. Some of the photos shown here and more will be exhibited in the exhibition “Rice Terraces of the Greater Mekong Sub-region” on 3-15 December, from 11 AM to 7 PM in the Corner Space of BACC.

About the Photographer

Giuseppe Di Mauro is an Italian photographer who lives in Bangkok and travels widely in the region and beyond. He has developed and organized various ethnographic exhibitions dedicated to a variety of geo-cultural areas in Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America) with a mix of photographs and arts collections. His online archive focuses on people and their activities in diverse cultures across the globe. For more info: