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...
New high-rise buildings are seen in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. Rapid, urban development mixed with a traditional diet of meat and fried bread is a leading cause of hypertension and high blood pressure in Mongolians.
A firefighter battles a blaze in the forests of northern Thailand near the Thai-Myanmar boarder. Hundreds of on-going blazes early in 2019 raised the air-quality index in the region to an all time high of over 500.
A Rohingya woman cries while holding her severely malnourished child in a refugee camp in Sittwe, Myanmar. At this time, in 2014, the Myanmar government banned foreign aid groups from operating in the camps.
Gold miners assemble a pneumatic drill in a privately owned mine several hours west of Mandalay, Myanmar. Many miners die from what the people call "gun-disease," so named because the Burmese word for "drill" translates to "gun." It is caused by the dust from certain types of rocks and makes those infected susceptible to tuberculosis.
A woman teaches yoga in her studio in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. She is trying to combat the effects of modern, urban living on the health of Mongolians who have a traditional diet of fried foods and meat. This diet and the stress of a rapidly changing lifestyle are leading to hypertension and high blood pressure.
Novice Buddhist nuns shave their heads at a nunnery outside of Yangon, Myanmar. Shaving for the first time is a scary and vulnerable time for young nuns and they try to help each other through the experience. Nuns devote their lives to the Buddha's teaching just like monks, but do not have the same status enjoyed by their male counterparts.
Muslim women watch Ashura from a doorway in Yangon, Myanmar. Muslims are heavily censored and persecuted in Myanmar, and Ashura is the biggest and most open celebration of the Muslim faith in the country.
Smoke stacks from a coal-fueled power plant are seen on the edge of Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. During the winter months, when coal usage is at an all time high, including in private homes, the air quality becomes dangerous. Many people, children especially, are diagnosed with pneumonia.
A pregnant Rohingya woman and her mother wait for a doctor to arrive in a bare-bones clinic in a refugee camp outside of Sittwe, Myanmar. At this time, one full-time doctor was available for 140,000 people, and pregnant women, like the one shown here, had to wait up to twelve hours to see a doctor from the nearby government hospital to arrive in the camps.
The first hints of dawn are seen over San Pya fish market in Yangon, Myanmar. This market is the main buying and selling point for shops, restaurants and individuals looking to purchase seafood and fresh water fish.
The Rohingya refugee crises in 2014, the historic Myanmar election in 2015, dangerous gold mines and daily life. This is a collection of single images of extraordinary moments from around Southeast Asia and beyond.