Red shirts: Once upon a time in Bangkok

PhotographerChairat Jongjarrernsook
Entry Description

In 2010 The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), whose supporters are commonly called "Red Shirts” held the large-scale demonstration to call for the government to dissolve the parliament and to hold a general election. The protesters mostly including the rural people and the low-income earners marched to Bangkok and then occupied its business and shopping area. I join the demonstration to take photographs in the way that an ordinary protester could see. I intended to depict their identity, conflict between the rural and the urban district and the development of situation through their daily live.

About Photographer

My name is Chairat Jongjarrernsook. I was born in 1985 in Bangkok. I began photographing when I was studying an undergraduate engineering degree. Now I am studying Imaging and Printing technology for a master degree.