Organized by SEA Junction in partnership with International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia funded by the European Union, the photo exhibition gives, as the title says, a glimpse of “Migrants’ Labour & Lives in Thailand’s Blue Economy.” In particular, the photos taken by Thailand-based photographer John Hulme over the course of a decade focus on the two major fishing and sea-processing locations Rayong and Ranong with a majority of workers from Cambodia and Myanmar. They show the migrant’s faces, community life, their work from shore to vessels and the gender distribution of labour with women carrying the double burden of unpaid household work and full-time employment in seafood processing jobs. In their humanity, the images ask questions about how to better protect these fellow human beings and integrate them in our societies.

In conjunction with the photo exhibition “Migrants’ Labour and Lives in Thailand’s Blue Economy”, the panel discussion was held on 4 April 2023, 5.00-6.30 pm at SEA Junction ( 4th floor, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)).

The photos were exhibited from 28 March to 9 April 2023 at the Corner Space on the 1st floor of BACC.

Photo credit: Lattapol Jirapathomsakul and Pichit Phromkade.