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A Nation Continues To Mourn

In Random Moments on November 11, 2016 at 7:54 AM

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Above: A digital screen playing historical video of  King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who died on 13 October 2016 after a long illness is reflected in rainwater near Bts Chong Nonsi, Bangkok.

The private sector has canceled all entertainment activities planned for the upcoming Loy Krathong, Christmas and New Year. Though the government has indicated that these activities can be resumed after the ending of the 30-day mourning period on November 14.

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Turning The Tide

In Random Moments on March 7, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Thailand’s village of Samut Chin: Turning the tide

The Thai village of Samut Chin is drowning in an invading sea, with little stopping the advancing destruction....read more

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The local village shop acts as a meeting area for Ban Khun Samut Chin village community © Jack Picone

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The local village shop acts as a meeting area for Ban Khun Samut Chin village community © Jack Picone

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Bamboo breakwaters that were built several years ago to ‘break’ the power of the surf and protect Ban Khun Samut Chin village have only been partially successful. Submerged trees and mangrove saplings that have drowned in the advancing seawater are clearly visible. © Jack Picone

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Submerged telegraph poles tapering off into the distance. These poles act as visual markers for where Ban Khun Samut Chin village was located before it was claimed by the sea.  © Jack Picone

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Fishing and shrimp farming are the mainstays and principal sources of activity and income for Khun Samut Chin village. Even small rises in sea level throws out the delicate environmental balance of shrimp farming.  © Jack Picone

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 Fishermen motor out to sea past the breakwaters that were built several years ago in an effort to “break” the power of the surf and protect Ban Khun Samut Chin village © Jack Picone

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Three of the five monks remaining at Samut Trawat temple suspend Thai flags to poles along the entrance walkway.  © Jack Picone

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The principal Buddha statue at Wat Khun Samut Trawat faces the advancing sea.  © Jack Picone

 

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At twilight, a resident Monk from Wat Khun Samut Trawat gazes out to sea and says, “That is where our village once was”.  © Jack Picone

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When The River Runs Dry

In Ethics, Random Moments on March 7, 2016 at 9:16 AM

Twenty years ago, Jack Picone photographed Nancy just after she was beaten. He wonders what has changed since.

JackPicone-AboriginalWoman-LR-0Nancy was bright and engaging. We spoke about the things that connected us – our family, friends and where we came from [Jack Picone/Al Jazeera]

The heat was oppressive and crushing; the kind that has claimed countless lives in Australia’s dead heart...read more

Reinterpretation

In Random Moments on February 27, 2016 at 4:35 AM

Interesting to see one of my iconic photographs [Novice Monks, Golden Horse Monastery] in a copy artists shop in central Bangkok being reinterpreted as a painting.

It is unfinished, and the artist was nowhere to be found. As a photographer, it is odd to see one of your photographs morphing into another medium. Odd — good — so far.

I am curious to enter into a dialogue with the artist and intrigued to see what it will look like when finished.

Exciting.

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        Above, work-in-progress painting of “Novice Monks, Golden Horse Monastery”.

 

 

Thai/Burma Border                                                                                                            Photograph by © Jack Picone   

        Above, the original black and white photograph made on the Thai-Burma border.

Random Street Portrait

In Random Moments on February 7, 2016 at 5:08 AM
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The people you see on the way back from the launderette.‘You Need Eyes In The Back Of Your Head’.

TEN MUSEUM FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS

In Random Moments on October 10, 2014 at 3:51 AM

TEN MUSEUM FINE ART BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS: PRINTED ON FUJICOLOR CRYSTAL ARCHIVE TYPE C PAPER: BOXED AND OPEN EDITION #NEW

Introducing a collectors’ box set of 10 of my favorite photographs for lovers of fine art black-and-white photography. The images are printed on museum-quality paper and presented in a beautiful handmade box crafted from archival materials.

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The images selected from my archive span 25 years of documentary photography on four continents, and have been chosen on the basis of their aesthetic appeal to those passionate about the black-and-white medium.

The box includes:

+ 10 impeccable and beautifully printed museum-quality Type C archival prints. Signed (“en verso” in pencil), dated and embossed, and including a brief description of each individual photograph. Print size is 17 x  11 inches.

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“Nuba Mountains”, Sudan. 1994

1200 MILES LIFE AND DEATH ON THE THAI/BURMA BORDER

“Golden Horse Monastery”, Thailand. 2006
 
JackPicone-ART-BOX_SET-9     “Kayan Woman”.  Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. 2005

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“Swallows”.  Manado Bay, Sulawesi. 2002
 
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“The Morning After”. Outback New South Wales, Australia. 2001

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“River Crossing”. Rangoon, Burma. 2013
 
 
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“Banks Of The Buriganga River”.  Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2013

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“Inclement Weather”.  Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan. 2013.

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“The Letter”. Sydney, Australia. 1999

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” Riding the Wind”. Zanzibar, Tanzania. 1997

+ Prints are archival quality in detachable cream colored mounts.

+ A certificate of authenticity.

About the Artist

Jack Picone is the recipient of several of photography’s most prestigious international awards. These include the World Press Awards, the U.S. Photographer of The Year Awards (POY), the Mother Jones/IFDP Grant for Social Documentary Photography and a UNESCO Documentary Photography Award. His work has been exhibited in major galleries and venues worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in Australia and at the prestigious Visa d’Or Reportage Festival in France.

For the past 25 years Picone has covered wars and major social issues in Asia, Africa and Europe. He is a co-founder of Australia’s REPORTAGE photography festival, the founder of Communiqué (a series of documentary photography workshops in Asia) and a member of the collective SOUTH. He completed a PhD in Documentary Photography at Griffith University in Queensland Australia, and lectures in photography at universities in Australia and Hong Kong.

His work is held in collections at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, The Australian War Memorial and The State Library of New South Wales, Australia.

Picone’s training in photography was in using black and white film and mastering traditional darkroom print-making. It is a passion that has never faded thanks to the medium’s unrivalled capacity for both subtlety and drama. As legendary photographer Robert Frank expressed it in 1951: “Black and white are the colours of photography. To me they symbolise the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

Born in Australia, Picone is currently based in Bangkok.

Print Sales

Boxed Open Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints. Box contains 10 beautiful museum-quality prints priced at:

US$5, 495 (exclusive of shipping).

Contact

With over 30 years of knowledge and experience as a photographer, I am committed to advising and supporting anyone wishing to buy my photographs or develop a photography collection.

Contact Jack Picone on +66894880508 or jack@jackpicone.com

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TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2012

In Photography News, Random Moments on December 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Interesting edit of some of the more unusual and offbeat images from 2012 by  TIME

Worth the peruse!

June 12, 2012. Fraymaris Arias, widow of Cuban boxer Teofilo Stevenson, gestures in front of the coffin containing the body of her late husband during his wake in Havana, Cuba.

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Fasten Your Seatbelt Kid, It’s Going To Be A Fast Ride

In Random Moments on September 19, 2012 at 5:45 AM

© Panorama on the Fuji X Pan 1 on Hong Kong’s Queen Rd Central by Jack Picone

Word Play: Queens Rd Central Hong Kong – in full flight. Homogeneous mirror – glass monolithic monster phallic buildings. The bold hard exchange of commodities. More. High energy and frenzied. Pervading. Exciting but overwhelming. Brand victims walking. Want. Significant and insignificant. Sharks feeding. What’s next?

Not Peking Duck – Dead Duck

In Random Moments on September 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Hong Kong’s subway is state of the art – no question. Advertising shouts from its walls, see me, buy me, eat me!

There was something about this image (below) I scanned as I scurried by – with battalions of Hong Kong people – that left me feeling a little despondent.

I couldn’t quite define my disquiet. Was it because the composition (body language) of the young duck suggested to me, ‘feed me’ or  even perhaps ‘protect me’?

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Sometimes I think I could be a Vegetarian again. Vegetarians have a point of view that is worth considering more closely.

Picone in Prayer….

In Random Moments on August 22, 2012 at 9:20 AM

…seeking God’s forgiveness………….. but sadly, she won’t help him!        © Photograph in Luang Prabang, Laos by Meg Hewitt