Boonliang Keawnapan

Thailand

Boonliang Keawnapan is an academic and photographer.

He gained his Bachelor’s degree from the Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima and Master’s degree from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

His photography covers broad subject matters, while he enjoys exploring nature to photograph, and he experiments a variety of photographic techniques and methods, integrating photography with cutting edge printing technologies as well as other forms of digital media innovations.

 

He lectures media arts-related courses and is the chairperson of the B.F.A. Media Arts program and B.Tech. Medical and Science Media program at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand.

Boonliang Keawnapan, Saltern 1, 2017, photography, size variable

Saltern

 

This series of photos captures a traditional way of making sea salt at a saltern in Thailand. Salt has been one of important substances for human life, it is a crucial food ingredient and historically salt has been important element for trade between people to people and countries to countries. As our contemporary life has been moving forward to innovations, on the other hand, there are things getting fading and disappearing. Modern salt production has been replaced this kind of traditional salt making long ago. Some salt farmers are still collecting sea salt in a very traditional way which is extremely hard work and practicing at only a few places nowadays. I felt that I was very lucky to experience these scenes which are gradually fading away and visually very beautiful to me.