In the spring of 2008, Jacob Aue Sobol travelled to Thailand’s capital city to document the increasing gap between the rich and poor. In his own words: “I found my interest in the sois, the narrow streets, which surround the muddy river of Chao Phraya, the street kids in Sukhumvit and the families who live by the old train track that runs through the slum of Klong Toey. […] However, I could also often feel the distance between us, and so I often found myself in the role of the spectator, photographing the constantly changing scenarios in the city. Underlined by the difference in language, race, and social status, it was a continuous struggle to create an equal meeting, but when this succeeded… it was often on a one-to-one basis that I got the feeling of the closeness and intimacy I was searching for.”

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