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Chris Shaw
the hunter gets captured by the game

Photographs by Chris Shaw

Text by Chris Shaw

Design by t/h/i/n/g/a/m/a/d/a

Zen Foto Gallery, 2019

Edition of 500 copies

Hardcover

76 pp., b/w illustrated throughout

238 x 305 mm

ISBN 978-4-905453-85-7

Item #9285

1.100 9285 EUR 60.00 Add to Cart

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In “The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” Chris Shaw returns to similar material as his first successful series “Life as a Night Porter”, but instead of London hotels we are amid the vibrant nightlife of a Thai holiday resort where he manages to find beauty in sordid situations.

Pattaya is a seaside resort in Thailand located 150 km south of Bangkok, which is famous for its go-go bars, a hedonistic atmosphere and connections to organized crime.The nightlife of ladyboys, gogo girls, clubs, bars and prostitution will soon be swept away. All will be just a memory, like the paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec of fin de siecle Paris.  The power of the new Chinese economy is reflected in the growth of mass organised tourism, leading slowly to a cleaning up of Pattaya. The photographs document the end of an era.

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