Luke Duggleby is an award-winning British freelance photographer who has been based in Bangkok, Thailand, for more than 15 years. He works predominantly in Asia but also in Africa and further afield shooting documentary, portraiture and editorial...
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Maria Jasintha, 45, a member of the Afro-Sri Lankan community cooks in the kitchen of her house in Sirambadiya village. Her community is part of just 300 descendants of African slaves who were brought to Sri Lanka by successions of colonial powers as part of a little know eastern salve trade.
A premature baby receives UV treatment to treat his jaundice at the Mae Pa Health Clinic. Located inside Thailand on the Thai-Myanmar border and part of the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit the clinic offers free pre and post natal health care for remote communities living within Myanmar's Karen State who are unable to access adequate health care.
Thai workers pull tuna into nets in the hold, where the temperature is minus 22 degrees Celsius. The large ship is docked just outside Bangkok and will spend one week unloading hundres of tonnes of tuna. Each frozen skipjack carcass weighs about 40 kilograms (88 pounds); one ton of skipjack fetches about $1,600 on the wholesale market.
An old lady takes off her shoes exposing her tiny bound 'lotus' foot. In a remote part of the province several villages still have the last remaining women who still have bound feet. Now very old, they are the last reminder of this ancient Chinese traditional. Yunnan Province, China.
A sacred burial ground of the Wa.The Wa were traditionally a warrior tribe of head hunters who placed the heads of their victims on spikes throughout their territory to scare their enemies. Having ceased head hunting several decades ago, their practise changed to worshipping ox skulls which every year is celebrated by the sacrifice of an ox, the skull of which is hung in this sacred burial ground. Ximeng, China.
Rice farmers in the village of na Nong Bong harvest rice. One of the complaints by the villages was that the gold mine was responsible for poisoning certain rice fields and water sources due to waste run-off that is full of contaminants such as arsenic and cyanide. Na Nong Bong, Loei.
Can Tho city, on the H?u River, the biggest branch of the Mekong River in the Mekong Delta, is the daily Cai Rang floating market. Beginning before dawn the market is the largest and main wholesale fruit and wegetable market in the region.Can Tho, Vietnam.
At an Independence Day celebration a Sidi dance troupe gets ready to perform. Renowned for their unique dance and music owing to their African roots, this Sidi group is very popular and are hired to plan dance and sing at events ranging from weddings to government holiday events. Uttara Kanada, India
Burmese fishermen working all night on a Thai trawler boat off the coast of Phuket. Thailand is the third largest exporter of fish in the world after China and the US. Its fishing fleet is vast, but years of unregulated trawling has causes incredible damage to fish stocks. Most fishing is done at night when tralwers, varying in size, leave for the darkness of the sea returning in the morning with their catch that in many cases has more than halved in recent years. Phuket, Thailand.