A journey around Laos

16 Dec 2015

This photographic essay was produced between October and November 2015 throughout the Centre and North-West regions of Laos.

The purpose of the work is to record the effects exercised upon the people of Laos as a consequence of the industrial development of the country. Prominent to this is the dislocation of thousands of people from their rural areas into new specifically designed villages, with resulting losses for their land, traditions, and general means of living.

 

All photographs © 2015 Giovanni C. Lorusso and Elisa Pascarel.

 

Vientianne sleeper

 

Fisherman in the Luang Prabang District

 

School boy, Oudômxai Province 

 

Opium smoker, Namtha District 

 

Buddist temple, Luang Prabang

 

Novice monk, Luang Prabang 

 

 Kids in a resettlement village, Luang Prabang District

 

Basket maker, Phonhong District 

 

Rice workers, Phonhong District

 

Fisherman, Phonhong District

 

Street market, Namtha District 

 

Crossing the Mekong River, Pak Beng, Xayabury District 

 

Farmer next to a dam under contruction, Hat Kham, Luang Prabang District

 

Dam under construction, Xiang Ngeun, Luang Prabang District 

 

Dam under construction, Pak Nga, Luang Prabang District 

 

Dam under construction, Xiang Ngeun, Luang Prabang District 

 

Resettlement area Nam Khan 3 Project, Luang Prabang District

 

Resettlement area Nam Khan 3 Project, Luang Prabang District

 

Resettlement area Nam Khan 3 Project, Luang Prabang District

 

 Public bath, Phonhong District

 

 

 

 

 

 

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