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The Fluorescent People: A Unique Look at a Remote Community in Northern Thailand

Marc-Lathuilliere photography

Based out of Paris, reporter-turned-photographer Marc Lathuilliere travelled to the small village of Ban Sam Kula, Thailand to capture his recent series, “The Fluorescent People.”

The series offers a unique look at the lives of the around 300 inhabitants of the Lisu village in northern Thailand. During his month-long stay within the hilltribe community, Lathuilliere created scenes in which PVC pipes, plastic film, fluorescent lights, and other such modern, mass-produced objects played an important role. By keeping such objects inside the frame, the photographer shows us that even hard-to-reach, remote communities like Ban Sam Kula are far from living in a timeless past, unaffected by changing times and the broader world of which it is a part.

Marc-Lathuilliere photography

Marc-Lathuilliere photography

Marc-Lathuilliere photography

Marc-Lathuilliere photography

This post was contributed by Megan Ramirez.

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