Andre Malerba

Photographer
   
Elephants And The "New Normal"
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality: American
Biography: Andre is a fully accredited photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2016. From 2013-2016 he lived and worked in Myanmar exclusively, as the country struggled through the early days of democracy, and was awarded Magnum Photos 30 Under 30... MORE
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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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