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I’d like all lightstalkers to have a look at my two latest features.

The first one was shot on the border between Thailand and Burma,and it deals with the Karen refugees. Karen are an ethnic minority, one of the most ancient of Burma, and they have been fighting for their survival since 1946, when Burma broke free from British rule, through their armed group, the KNLA (Karen National Liberation Army). Nowadays their situation is getting worse after international aid has been redirected to the areas affected by Nargis.

The second one is about the Urak Lawoi “Sea Gypsies”, a group of natives of the Andaman coast of Thailand. They’re name comes from their long fishing trips keeping men away from home for weeks, and actually means “Brothers from the Sea”. Thanks to their knowledge of the sea they survived the 2004 Tsunami but now they have to face the wave of mass-tourism taking away their sacred land.

All kinds of feedback are highly appreciated …

by Massimiliano Clausi at 2008-09-02 14:51:51 UTC (ed. Sep 8 2008 ) Genoa , Italy | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Interesting work. Strong visual composition adding strength to subject.

In your blog it is also of interest to see that you came to the conclusion that a 4MB pdf was the best way to propose your work. Same here. We are some to come to the same conclusion as Jon Anderson in his post

http://www.lightstalkers.org/narrative-pleasure-digital-journalism-and-slow-news

by Daniel Legendre | 02 Sep 2008 17:09 (ed. Sep 2 2008) | Paris, France | | Report spam→
Massimiliano,
First of all let me complement you on your awesome name :)

Now, as for the photography- I love the window you give us into their lives.
We get an interesting image of their daily lives and what they go through.

This applies to both stories, very well.

You obviously manage to create very good and intimate relationships with these people, otherwise you wouldn’t have been able to get so many natural shots.
Very impressive and well done.

by the way, your “photographic language” is very strong, keep it up.

by Che Kofif | 02 Sep 2008 19:09 | | Report spam→
Thank you both for taking the time to look through my work.
To Daniel, yes, I think it’s still the best way, but even better is showing up with prints in your hands :)
To Gidi, I like my name very much, sometimes it’s too long and complicated for foreigners, but hey, I’m Italian and that’s a very very latin name

by Massimiliano Clausi | 03 Sep 2008 16:09 | Genoa, Italy | | Report spam→
Great job!
I like very much your “on the run” feature!
I learned something today, didn’t knew about these people and their troubles…
Your photographs are really great, strong and they’re telling a story by themselves.
Well yes, you definitly have an italian name, how do they call you ? Massi ? lol
Happy to have see your pictures…
Cheers!

by Heimana | 03 Sep 2008 17:09 | Brussels, Belgium | | Report spam→
Yes, my friends call me Massi or Max. Thanks for having a look at my work.
Cheers

by Massimiliano Clausi | 08 Sep 2008 10:09 | Genoa, Italy | | Report spam→
Nice work! it reminds me of one of our first reportage, same subject. http://vagabondreporters.com/photo%20slide/index.html
Ciao

by vagabondreporters | 08 Sep 2008 18:09 | | Report spam→

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Massimiliano Clausi, Photojournalist Massimiliano Clausi
Photojournalist
Genoa , Italy
Daniel Legendre, Photographer Daniel Legendre
Photographer
Paris , France
Che Kofif, Trying to figure out Che Kofif
Trying to figure out
[undisclosed location].
Heimana, Moment catcher Heimana
Moment catcher
(Freelance Photographer)
Leh Ladakh , India ( IXL )
vagabondreporters, Freelance Reporters vagabondreporters
Freelance Reporters
Chiang Mai , Thailand


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