Jittrapon Kaicome is an independentphotojournalist born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His projects focus on countries in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia.
His works highlight current affairs, environmental crises related to climate change and the struggles of marginalised communities including ethnic groups and displaced persons along the Myanmar-Thailand border. He believes pictures can make an impact bestow understanding of our society. Jittrapon’s works have been featured in Le Monde, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, Agence France Presse (AFP), Agencia EFE, ABC News, The Diplomat, Channel News Asia, and National Geographic Thailand.
Workshop: Granted a scholarship for photojournalism survival kit workshop with Ron Haviv by VIIAcademy.
About my photography
Since I completed my BA, I have been using my photojournalism to speak out for my native Northern Thailand people.
By combining photographic vision with research, journalistic sensibility, and background, I create unique ways to tell their stories. Highlighting the importance of underreported issues that impact the world today is my main focus.
Zooming in on trans-boundary matters in the Mekong region will show how these people's lives are connected to the rest of the world
My ultimate goal is to bring out a deep understanding of the human interest story in my part of the world.
These truly are the stories of my time.
At each step of the way, these projects have become more and more a part of me.
It is a never-ending journey, making my life more meaningful to others,
inspiring me to tell stories and discover new places.