/ 2021 / Press /

PROTEST IN THAILAND. THE MILK TEA ALLIANCE.

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Political, 1st Place winner in Press
  • Photographer
    JANUSZ DAGA
  • Credit
    Janusz Daga

BANGKOK — Young protesters, many of them women and high school students, took over parts of Bangkok in the last weeks, almost every day. They demand the government’s resignation, despite police threats to prosecute them. As much as 70 percent of the demonstrators who occupied Intersection, BTS stations and streets. With the declaration “everyone is a leader,” they are forging a new movement amid the police crackdown that put nearly every prominent activist behind bars. As a 17-year-old student said to me: “We are not radical. We are just brave enough to think.”

I'm a photographer and journalist now based in Asia. From my home base I can follows the -asian- region's main social and environmental issues day by day. Nowadays, my work is focused on the poorest people life, working conditions and daily struggles.
​Usually I shot with my small 35mm lens. I chose this lens because it forces me to get in touch with the people I photograph. Always thinking of the words of Robert Capa: "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough".

Awards Monochrome Photography Awards 2016. International Black & White Photo Contest.
5 Honorable Mentions in People for my picts
PIRATES IN THE INDONESIAN SUNDA ISLANDS, FAREWELL TO THE KING and THAI DREAM.
International Photography Awards 2016. Honorable Mention in
-Culture PIRATES IN THE INDONESIAN SUNDA ISLANDS
International Photography Awards 2016. 2 Honorable Mention in
-People portrait IN THE FIELDS WITH BUFFALO.
-Culture IN THE FIELDS WITH BUFFALO.