Panel Discussions

Three Panel discussions on Documentary photography will be organized this year with our partner, the Faculty of Communication at Thammasat University. More details on this event to follow.



Extractive Industries in Myanmar – Past, Present and future
March 25, 2016, 14.00 – 16.30
Venue – Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University

This panel is one of activities for our program on Extractive Industries in Myanmar. Apart from the same topic that exhibit at Santichaiprakarn Park. The panel hopes to highlight this issue in Myanmar to be more transparency. As the past recent years, the industries transform from small local business or government own to multi-million dollar business own by foreign companies (including private sector from Thailand). The issue is not only effect on environment or human right but also effect on the local people income.

Speakers
  • Ko Ko Lwin from NRGI
  • Premrudee Daoroung, Project SEVANA South-East Asia
  • Suthep Kritsanavarin, Photographer
  • Wong Aung: Shwe Gas Movement/AGRAM
 


Stateless People in Thailand
March 26, 2016, 14.00 – 16.30
Venue – Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University

This panel is one of activities that go along with our children program. The program is including workshop for stateless children that will occurred on 1-7 March 2016 and a slideshow of the same work during festival. During the panel, 6 youth ambassadors form the program will join the event.

Speakers
  • Tuenjai Deetes, The National Human Right Commission of Thailand
  • Sunai Phasuk, Human Rights Watch
  • Suraphon Kongchantuek, Royals Council of Thailand Under Royal Patronage
  • Youth ambassadors from Monguo School, Umphang, Tak
 


Documentary photography in digital era – opportunity or threat, on photographer and editor ends.
March 27, 2016, 14.00 – 16.30
Venue – Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University

Digital media today becomes one of the most used media due to its wider coverage, easier and faster accessibility. Peoples’ behaviors also change due to that fact and they gradually shift from page to screen. It’s unavoidably affect print media industry especially for documentary photography which used to firmly depend on printing media. What could be great opportunity and what could be fearful threat to documentary photographer? How documentary photography will change in the future? Is there any different concern from different viewpoint, photographer and editor? All will be discussed in this seminar.

Speakers
  • Kowit Phadungruangkij National Geographic Thai Editor
  • Vinai Dithajohn, Photojournalist
  • Andrea Star Reese