Bangkok: The Impregnable City
Thai culture was first infiltrated by the West during the Vietnam War, as American GIs used the country as an escape from the conflict. This coupled with the invention of the Boeing 747, laid the bare bones for tourism to take root. Bangkok has since been declared the most visited city in the world. From the backpacker bars of Khao San Road to the strip clubs of Patpong and Cowboy, tourism and westernisation have dug their claws deep across the city. Through these images we see a city in a state of flux, amidst poverty and civil unrest, caught between the ideals of Buddhist culture and the temptations of the western world.
Gabrielle Delauney • Barbara Dixon • Nicky Fordyce • Vicki Haines • Owen Harries • Phillipa Klaiber • Emilia Nylen • Charlotte Russell • Dawn Schuck • James Smele • Lauren Treasure •