Nov 2022 - a docu-mural project with @alonglastname
Over a few weeks last year, I worked with Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya while she painted "We Are Tomorrow." The mural is painted on the front of the US Embassy in Bangkok.
For this project, I captured the making of the art, its details, and the story of how it came to be. I took and processed thousands of photos, so it was nearly impossible to choose just these details and key moments of making the mural and its purpose, the community interaction, and a special visit from @secondgentleman
Thank you @alonglastname
, US State Department staff, and everyone else that stopped by the mural or was otherwise involved. I loved this project and learned a lot about…everything beyond what I could've imagined 😀
If you're living in or visiting Bangkok, you can check it out on Wireless Road, right next to Lumphini Park.
"We Are Tomorrow" depicts a group of bold women and non-binary people with bright eyes toward the horizon. They are shaping space, forging new paths, and working towards our shared futures, framed against an expanse of vibrant blooms and a bright sky. The mural was inspired by Amanda's conversations with everyday Thai women and non-binary youth about what it means to stand in their power—independence, change, safety, knowledge, respect, and contribution. A vision for Thai society that can be championed by all.
📸 All photos @WritingByMatt @alonglastname
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