Cock fighting in rural Isaan, northeastern Thailand. Shot October 2010 in a small town named Pla Pak and a very small village named Nong Tao, both in Nakhon Phanom province.
People in northeast Thailand or Isaan wake up very early. During my visits I’m up at or before sunrise and not by choice. The neighbors keep their rooster steps away from where I sleep and I’m convinced that it is the rooster that wakes up all other roosters in the village. Shortly after sunrise every …..
My last visit to Nasadao in northeast Thailand (Isaan) was at the end of the rain season and during the rice harvest. Everything was lush green. I visited again this past March, 2011 during the dry season. The landscape was pretty barren and dry, similar to non irrigated parts of California during the late summer and …..
Isaan, also known as Isan, Isarn, Issan, or Esarn is the northeast region of Thailand. For the most part it is a rural agricultural area. I spent some time in the region – starting in Udon Thani and heading east to Nasadao, a village that’s not on the maps but close to a larger village …..