2011 is going to be a busy year with several trips already confirmed and for the first time in a while I will be on assignment outside Asia. Below are the rough dates of each trip. If any clients need anything from the countries mentioned below please contact me. And of course when not traveling I will be in Bangkok.
January end – Northern Thailand/Myanmar
February beginning - India, 19th to March 5th - Kenya and Uganda
March mid to late – Indonesia
May – China
June – Vietnam
My portrait of Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich was published today in the International Herald Tribune and on the NY Times website accompanying a text by writer Robert Turnbull. Pich is one of a handful of very successful Khmer artists selling work worldwide for large amounts. Pich left Cambodia in 1979. After a spell in France, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1995 and received a masters of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He returned to Cambodia in 2003 and is renowned for his abstract sculptures made of natural materials like the ones pictured above.
To read Robert’s full article visit www.nytimes.com
Photographs from my ‘China: The African Dream’ series were used in Le Diplomatique Greece to illustrate their story on the topic. The chinese in Africa has received a lot of coverage in the media but less is known about the thousands of Africans that travel to live and work in China. The southern city of Guangzhou has the highest African population in China followed by Shenzhen and Beijing with some estimates claiming over 100,000 from countries as varied as Congo, Ghana to Ethiopia. Originally shot for Monocle Magazine (www.monocle.com) the documentary shows Africans from all walks of life, all journeying to China with the aim of making money.
To see a full selection from this story visit lukeduggleby.photoshelter.com
The winners of this years Travel Photographer of the Year have just been announced. I was commended for my portfolio entered in to the ‘Amazing Places’ category. The images were shot in Thailand, just outside Bangkok, at the enormous Dhammakaya Temple which is renowned for holding vast ceremonies performed by tens of thousands of Thai Buddhist monks.
For a full selection of images from the temple visit www.lukeduggleby.com.
To view the list of this years winner visit www.tpoty.com.