Karen People's Village

Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:19 PM By Stephen J Christophers

Karen People's Village: This series of photographs were shot using a Nikon D5100 DSLR. The Karen People's Village is situated two hours drive from Bangkok in the province of Chonburi, Thailand.

Originally from Myanmar, the Karen people have been living as refugees in Thailand since their arrival in 1984 as displaced persons, due to the Myanmar/Burma ethnic conflict. Currently, a large majority of Karen still live in refugee camps along the Thailand–Burma border region. A small number of Karen Long-neck people have been relocated, to help boost regional economics and tourism. Nevertheless, the situation is no solution to the wider issue of Karen refugees in Thailand, with unpredictable effects on the long-term stability of a displaced cultural minority in Asia.

The following set of images have been processed using High Dynamic Range & Tone Mapping (HDR). A relatively new style of editing photographic images. For more information on this process please visit my post, "Creating High Dynamic Range".