Buremese Migrant Workers in Bangkok

PhotographerGoto Michitake
PrizeBronze in Press / Feature Story
Entry Description

A large number of Burmese migrant workers live in Bangkok,Thailand, and most of them work for the minimum wage that the Thailand government established. Migrant workers are coming not only from Burma, but also from Burmese refugee camps in Thailand, and they rely on acquaintances and brokers to get a visa and job. Migrant workers engage in various jobs such as construction workers, maids, baby-sitters, and restaurant workers. There is a district that Burmese migrant workers are living in the heart of Bangkok, and they have communal living in a cheap simple dormitory or apartment. I visited a Burmese migrant workers community and photographed their rooms.

About Photographer

Goto Michitake (Born in. 1979) is a freelance photographer based in Tokyo, Japan. Goto studied photography at the Art University and worked in a Design Company in Tokyo.