Andre Malerba

Photographer
  
Elephants And The "New Normal"
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality: American
Biography: Andre is a fully accredited photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. He has worked all over Southeast Asia and further afield, from Sri Lanka to Mongolia. From 2013-2016 he covered Myanmar exclusively, as the country struggled through the... read on
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Elephants And The "New Normal"
andre malerba
Jul 31, 2020
I recently embarked on a short trip up to Chiang Mai to begin to delve into the complicated world of elephant tourism in Thailand. Under normal circumstances the ethical implications of this industry are convoluted at best, and with the shutdown of foreign tourism, the situation has only become more complicated. Hundreds of mahouts (elephant trainers) have been fired and returned with their wards to northern Thailand and even into Myanmar. Some, like those pictured here, are lucky enough to be kept on and paid in full. I am hoping to dive into this further in the coming weeks. 
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