In the DARK SIDE OF THE CITY exhibition (14. - 26. July 2015 at the BACC in Bangkok) the photographers Roengrit and Roengchai Kongmuang confront us with the faces of people living near the Mae Moh lignite-fuelled power plant, Lampang province. Many people in that area were suffering and are still suffering, and fell ill from the environmental pollution caused by the power plant, some even died. Furthermore the exhibitors want to call attention to the use/waste of energy in the cities and the impact of power production.
The exhibition has been organised by Thai Climate Justice Working Group.
Egat was accused of breaking environmental laws and a failure to implement mitigation measures as laid down in its environmental impact assessment study...
The organizers invite the visitors to put on a dust mask (for half an hour) at the beginning of the picture series in order to show how the villagers have to live/breath/suffer every day.