A journey around Laos

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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