Dignity Amidst the Rubbish: Hour-by-Hour With a Burmese Migrant Community in Thailand is a photo book that places holistic reflection upon the daily lives of a refugee community from Burma that is living on a rubbish dump located in Mae Sot, Thailand, near the Burma border. Photographs, prose, and the translated voices of this community provide an hour-by-hour glimpse into the situations of these individuals and their families. There is a section in this book that is intended as a funding mechanism to support the community included in the book.
This work focuses not on the deplorable conditions in which they live, but is rather a reflection on this community’s cohesion amid an environment of poverty and strife. Dignity Amidst the Rubbish, at its core, likewise addresses global issues related to the larger condition of humankind at this moment in time and in relation to modern economic development and the global market system.
Dignity Amidst the Rubbish additionally addresses global issues related to the larger condition of humankind at this moment in time and in relation to modern economic development and the global market system. Both documenting and reflecting upon this community, this project addresses sociopolitical issues, human rights, the natural environment, as well as the associated socio-psychological problems resulting from strife.
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* Per book, my overhead costs are as follows: 33% supports the print publisher, Compasio Relief and Development, and its Burmese community engagement team; 4% for Paypal fee; 20% is for shipping from Thailand to anywhere worldwide. I receive 43% (about $15, and any amount you gift beyond the base $60 book price), which will go toward supporting operating expenses for Jeff’s Journalism projects such as this one.
*Dignity Amidst the Rubbish is also available on CD and digital download.