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9 Days in the Kingdom

Posted date:  January 7, 2007

I’m fortunate enough to be involved in a very, very, very cool project. Remember those A Day in the Life… photo books back in the ’80’s? Well, they’re still doing them, and the latest one will be about Thailand. The project, called Thailand: 9 Days in the Kingdom, involves 50 of the most famous photographers in the world, people like Steve McCurry, Abbas, Mike Yamashita, Raghu Rai, Bruno Barbey, James Nachtwey et al. These guys (and gals) will be documenting life in Thailand for a period of nine days starting on January 16th. I’ll be working as an assistant to Eric Valli, the French photographer who’s probably most well known for the photos he took of honey hunters in Nepal. He and I will be going down to Ko Phi Phi, where back in 1990 Eric did an article for National Geographic documenting the workers who gather the valuable swift nests in the caves near this island. So basically, I’ll be spending a week on a tropical beach helping out a world famous photographer. Could it get any better? Oh yeah, and there will be southern Thai food.

3 Comments for 9 Days in the Kingdom

Very cool. I remember the Day in the life of… books and in fact I have a few. The great thing about the books was that they were beautiful photographs that captured real people in ordinary situations. I also like the fact that it seems like this one might take us to other portions of the Kingdom rather than just focusing on the islands and the temples in BKK. Please keep us updated on the project!

Congratulations Austin!
We had the same project running some years ago in Sweden and threee of the photographers I use to work with participated with great result.

Man, I am jealous…can I be your assistant? So it’s like I am an assistant to an assistant to a very famous photographer!!!

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