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Jack Kurtz
Photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand
Photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand

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Harvesting Salt
Workers carry salt out of a field south of Ban Laem, in Petchaburi province, during the 2017 salt harvest.  I photographed the salt harvest this week. It's the fourth or fifth time I've photographed workers in  Thailand's salt fields . I like photographing ...

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A Not So Distant Shore
A boatman pulls passengers across Khlong Samrong in Samut Prakan province, a Bangkok suburb.  Bangkok used to be known as the "Venice of the East" because of the canals (called khlongs in Thai) that crisscrossed the city. Now the khlongs are filled in and c...

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A Day For Love
A couple poses for an iPhone snapshot during their wedding at the Bang Rak wedding event on Valentine's Day.  Valentine's Day is a big deal in Thailand. At first blush, it might seem odd that Buddhist Thailand celebrates a day that venerates an Italian Cath...

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Makha Bucha 2017
Buddhist monks walk to the pagoda at Wat Phra Dhammakaya to take their positions before the Makha Bucha ceremony.  The full moon in February (the third lunar month) is Makha Bucha Day , one of the most important holy days in the Theravada Buddhist calendar....

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A New Camera
Olympus Pen F on my Domke bag. We went to Singapore for the holidays and I came back to Bangkok with a new camera. The Pen F has been out for almost a year, but it's expensive in the US and very expensive in Thailand. For some reason, and quite unexpectedly...

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Cuttin' It Old School
A barber gives a customer a shave in a small barber shop under the Phra Khanong Bridge.  One of the things I love about Bangkok is that no two neighborhoods are alike. In 2015, while I was working on the evictions from the Bang Chak Market, I explored Ko Kl...

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New Year's Opera
Performers on stage during an opera performance in Khlong Toey. It was a special performance to mark the Lunar New Year.  When I moved to Thailand in 2012, one of the things on my "Thai Bucket List" was to photograph a Chinese Opera, called "Ngiew" in Thail...

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Happy New Year, Take 2...
Lion dancers perform at a Thai-Chinese business on Lunar New Year. Many business people hire lion dance troupes to perform at their businesses to help ensure a prosperous new year.  Thailand is in the midst of celebrating its second of three new years. The ...

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Flirting With Disaster
The main window of my Lightroom archive.  I lost a hard drive recently. The 4 terabyte drive that holds my recent work stopped powering up. I'm pretty sure it's a problem related to the drive's internal power supply because I tried swapping out the power ca...

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Getting Ready for the New Year
People watch a calligrapher draw Chinese New Year greetings for customers on Chareon Krung Road in Bangkok.  Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Tet (in Vietnam) is a huge cultural celebration in Chinese communities around the world. Thailand ...
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