Miti Ruangkritya’s THAI POLITICS NO.4.1 is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Thai Politics no.4.1

Photographer: Miti Ruangkritya

Date of publication:  2014

Place of Publication: Bangkok, Thailand

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 14 x 21 cm

Number of pages: 92

Edition size: 500

Publisher: self published

Retail price: 600 Thai Baht

Summary of Project:

Bangkok Beauties presents a series of images featuring supporters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee- taken from public Facebook and Instagram groups. The project serves to highlight the somewhat intriguing and curious ways protesters have begun to assert their anti-government stance. The ‘selfie’ and portrait has become a prevalent part of youth culture and its manifestation within traditional displays of patriotism and politics, adds another dimension to the discussion concerning status, self-projection, and identity in the rise of social media.

The series forms part of a wider collection concerning Thai Politics, stemming from 2006 Yellow Shirt movement against the former Prime Minister; Thaksin Shinnawatra.”

Miti Ruangkritya