Coexisting in Bangkok

Shophouses-BKK-HairSalon

Shophouses-BKK-FrameMaker

Shophouses-BKK-Electrician
Shophouses-BKK-CoffeeWeels
“Shophouses” series by Peter Nitsch

Far from the traffic jams and the go-go bars, Nitsch takes us into the front rooms of the eight million ordinary Thais who are the real Bangkok: busy, chaotic-looking, organised by an impenetrable idiosyncrasyand unashamedly human.” – John Burdett, Author
“The city as a living space, and that with its related concept of urbanism as a social phenomenon that according to Louis Wirth describes the rationalised lifestyle of urban people in comparison to the provinciality of rural inhabitants, is among the great themes of contemporary photography. Barely uttered, the “magic word” creates in our minds large pictures in which develop the technological aesthetic of urban-building excesses in globalised mega-cities. What we often forget in this respect is a second dimension of urbanism, which embraces the coexistence of various types of people, each with their own identity, in a limited living space.

(text and images via http://www.peternitsch.com/)

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