Charnkurt Yao is a photographer based in Bangkok. He picked up a camera in 2012 and has since been developing the photographic craft on his free time from work. From 2018 till early 2020, he spent a few months in Basra, Iraq to work in an oil field. Due to tight security, it was not allowed to travel outside of the camp. Not letting that stopped him from taking pictures, he carried a compact camera to document what he saw along the way to the oil field, as well as his own daily life inside the camp. The act of photographing has become a therapeutic process that helps him to soothe, and at the same time, better understand his inner voice.
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- CTypeMag's Open Call Exhibition, Bangkok, April 2021
- Life Framer's Urban Life Competition, April 2021
- Interview with VSCO on how travel can change the way you see the world
- Burn My Eye Collective's mini series "Iraq from the backseat"