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Borderlines: Life in the mountains This journal documents my three months spent in the Doitung community in Northern Thailand, spending time with the peoples living in the mountains, hearing their stories of life under Chinese guerilla warfare, addiction to opium and forced work.

The Northern Tribes of Doitung

THAILAND | Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My name is Marie-Claire Thomas, I am an adventure-loving amateur photographer from the South East of England. Photography and travel have been inseperable for me from the start: capturing an emotive image is my way of honouring the shared humanity found ... Read more >
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About doitung

Where forests grow now was a barren landscape of slash and burn opium farmland as far as the eye only twenty years ago. 

Despite the relative peace now, local rumours of continued nightly traffic across the mountains remain. Tribesmen and gardners charged with replanting the Northern Thai-Myanmar border remain afraid to go outside at night.

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