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Sacred Sound of Indigenous Deep-Meanings: The Traditional Lahu Flute

Development, Modernity, and Dissolving ‘Traditional’ Culture As a context for illustrating how perhaps all of humanity is being detrimentally impacted by capitalism related phenomena, “Sacred Sound of Indigenous-Deep Meanings: The Traditional Ethnic Lahu Flute” is a brief yet information-rich video that takes you somewhere rarely seen by the public eye, into the [...]

International Photography Awards Winner (2018)

I received two 'honorable mention' awards for the 2018 International Photography Awards competition (professional category). One award was granted for my 'Dignity Amidst the Rubbish' book; the other was given for a single image called "Carrying Forward as Family." This is no small deal, as the International Photography Awards "conducts an annual competition for professional, [...]

“Finding Creative Solutions to Urban Challenges” Conference Speech

Indigenous Voices: Glimpses into the Margins of Modern Development (by Jeffrey Warner): presentation introduction for the "Partnership for Change - Finding Creative Solutions to Urban Challenges" conference; Chulalongkorn University; Bangkok, Thailand; March 2-3, 2015 “Thank you Dr. Bussakorn, Dr. Kjell, Khun Toto, and all other support staff for organizing this important conference. Being here today [...]

Inequality: The Madness and the Paradox

The (now global) market system is the root of strife amongst human beings...All inequity is rooted in market driven inequality. When humans' perceived needs are met, we are by nature a peaceful species... Yet, we as a global body of collective individuals, knowingly spew poison into the air. We adulterate our water supply with industrial [...]

Becoming a Global Citizen: A Journey of World Environment

It was 1976 when I first opened my eyes to Hibbing, Minnesota. Although my hometown was once a bustling community known for ethnic diversity as well as its industrial and social related advancements, it now exists as a quiet semi-rural place similar to many other American communities. This majestic silence, however, is interrupted weekly by [...]

“Dignity” (comes) to the Mae Sot dump community…

On April 6, 2014 (at sunset), Ashin Sopaka and I returned to the community living on the Mae Sot Rubbish dump, after the four years it's taken to produce Dignity Amidst the Rubbish: Hour by Hour with a Burmese Migrant Community in Thailand, and showed the book to members of the community. It was a [...]

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