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นิทรรศการ "Tooth and Nail"

นิทรรศการ "Tooth and Nail"

นิทรรศการ "Tooth and Nail" ผลงานโดย Amanda Mustard จัดแสดงระหว่างวันที่ 14 กุมภาพันธ์ - 15 มีนาคม 2563 และจะมีพิธีเปิดในวันที่ 14 กุมภาพันธ์ 2563 เวลา 19.00 น. ณ JAM

Photographer Amanda Mustard shows "Tooth and Nail", an ongoing body of work documenting Thailand's booming tiger tourism industry, the human forces fuelling it, and the implications for the conservation and welfare of a fragile species.

14 February - 15 March 2020

7pm- Midnight, Friday, 14 February 2020
Music by DjDo
This event is part of Galleries Night BKK

AMANDA MUSTARD - Artist Biography
Amanda Mustard is an award-winning American photographer based in Bangkok who concentrates on subcultures, human rights, and environmental stories. She has contributed work to clients such as the New York Times, AP, Le Monde, WIRED, Bloomberg, and The Smithsonian, amongst others. Currently an advisor for the Photographer Ethics Center, Mustard has served on the boards of numerous press organisations, and is an advocate for the protection and sustainability of the freelance community and gender equality in the media industry.

TOOTH & NAIL - Artist Statement
As the wild Indochinese tiger population creeps towards extinction, the numbers of captive-bred tigers are skyrocketing - an estimated 2,000 currently live in dozens of tourism and farm facilities across Thailand. A lucrative industry driven by tourists’ desire to interact and take selfies with the big cats has left the welfare of these animals in crisis.

In an age of global digital connectivity, social media has the power to
shape Thailand’s important wildlife tourism industry. Tiger selfies can drive the desire for more interaction, leading to unethical speed-breeding. On the other hand, social media movements can lead to rescue from, or improvement of, a welfare crisis. But without taking the time to understand all of the facts with nuance, these reactions have the potential to cause more harm than good. Thailand’s captive tigers find themselves caught in the middle, their best interest often drowned out amidst the politics and the noise. Whether a tourist, politician, conservationist, business owner, or activist, each has a responsibility to hold one another accountable to prioritizing the welfare of the captive tiger population, and to change the culture of how humans can ethically appreciate this fragile species.

Exhibition date: 
14 Feb 2020 - 18:00 to 15 Mar 2020 - 23:59