From Mar 13-Apr 30, River City Bangkok is showcasing a stunning black-and-white photography book and exhibition by veteran British photographer and writer Ben Davies, who has lived and worked in Asia for the past 30 years.
Vanishing Bangkok: The Changing Face of the City will showcase a series of photographs that Davies shot over the past five years using a large Linhof film format camera. The exhibition captures Bangkok’s rich heritage and old charm—both are which are being rapidly swallowed up by urban development—through striking images of the Old Customs House on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the teeming alleyways of Chinatown, the sleepy canals and the dilapidated buildings around the Old Town.
Davies’ photographs have been exhibited in Bangkok, Vientiane and Luang Prabang, and his work has appeared in a wide range of distinguished publications, including National Geographic, the Daily Telegraph, the Irish Times, Vogue and Time Magazine. He is also a contributing photographer for Getty Images.
Part of the proceeds from sales of the book and photographs will go to the Santisuk Foundation and the Foundation for Slum Child Care under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.
RCB Photographer’s Gallery, 2/F River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. 02-237-0077. Open Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sun 10am-9pm. For more information visit River City's Facebook page. Free entry