Creative Workshop and Youth Exchange for Youth in Aceh and Thailand Photo Exhibition
- Talk Session With InSIGHT Out! â€“
14th of July, 2006 (Friday)
Kinokuniya Siam Paragon Store, Bangkok, Thailand
Meet the InSIGHT Out! project consultant and author Mr. Tew Bunnag and InSIGHT Out! project trainer and documentary photojournalist Mr. Masaru Goto to find out more about the InSIGHT Out! project, the ongoing problem of post tsunami aid, and the importance of creative expression in releasing the emotions of the children of the tsunami.
- Panelâ€™s profiles -
[Tew Bunnag/Project consultant and Author]
Tew Bunnag is a writer and social activist with three decades of experience working with people in need. His collection of short stories,
Fragile Days: Tales from Bangkok (SNP International, Singapore, 2003) received critical acclaim in Asian literary circles and was nominated for the Kiriyama Prize for fiction. Bunnagâ€™s forthcoming book, The Nagaâ€™s Journey is his first novel. He is currently completing his first screenplay to be produced in 2006. Bunnag has also written for BBC World Service Radio.
Educated at Kingâ€™s College in Cambridge University, Bunnag co-founded a therapeutic spiritual centre outside Cambridge in 1975 offering holistic care. The author of numerous articles and books on meditation and Tai Chi, he has taught meditation for over 25 years and is one of Thailandâ€™s foremost Tai Chi masters.
Bunnag is a volunteer staff at the Mercy Center, Thailandâ€™s largest grassroots HIV/AIDS hospice located in Bangkokâ€™s Klong Toey slum community. He works with HIV+ children and adults providing counseling and programming and played a leading role in the Childrenâ€™s Corner at the XV International AIDS Conference in 2004. Bunnag has lectured worldwide on HIV/AIDS, Buddhism and holistic healing and is a collaborative partner with GRESOL Multi-Media Arts Project in Catalunnya, Spain.
[Masaru Goto/Project trainer and photojournalist]
Masaru Goto is a documentary photojournalist with 15 years of experience working on social and human rights issues which highlight the resilience and courage of developing communities in South and Southeast Asia. He received the Mother Jones 50 Crows Foundation Award in 2002 for his work on human rights activists in Columbia caught in the crossfire of civil war and, in 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) River of Life Photography Award.
Based in Bangkok since 1996, Gotoâ€™s photographs on HIV/AIDS in Cambodia, human rights and social injustice in Aceh, Kashmir and Thailand have been widely exhibited at the Japan Foundation and the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in Bangkok, as well as at The National Museum of World Cultures in Sweden, Perpignan in France and throughout Japan.
His photography books include My Journal of Cambodia 1997-1998 (Mekong Publishing, Tokyo, 1999) about the final years of civil war waged by the Khmer Rouge and Smile in Despair (Mekong Publishing, Tokyo, 2005) about the HIV/AIDS crisis in Cambodia.
*Plus the exhibition of Photos by InSIGHT Out! youth participant is ongoing until 30th of July – Creative Workshop and Exchange for Youth in Aceh and Thailand
It is possible to purchase all photographs exhibited there. All benefit will go back to the children’s communities and will go towards the third workshop, which will take place in September in Aceh and October in Phang nga. *
We look forward to meeting you then!
Creative Art Director
InSIGHT Out! Project
[a former member]
2006-07-12 10:59:25 UTC
Mar 12 2008