Home to over 100,000, and a no-go area for many more others, Khlongtoey (aka Khlong Toey, Khlong Toei) is one of the last remaining parts of ‘Old Bangkok’ within the central business district. There has been a port here since the late 1930s, and people from all over Thailand – and beyond – have flocked here ever since to live and work, many of them living in tiny shacks within easy reach of the port and market. Known locally as the “slums” of Bangkok, though that is a rather unfair description in many respects.
“Many photographers have covered this colourful neighbourhood before, but Russell’s scenes & portraits capture a character & soul that other shooters have rarely achieved” – Joe Cummings (CNN, Lonely Planet, Daily Telegraph, Travel+Leisure)
There are many charities active in the area, and I am proud to support Duang Prateep Foundation which supports the community with food, healthcare and education, by donating 10% of all profits from this collection to support their work.