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Dog eat Dog

This unique documentary work consists of photographs taken during the artist's repeated visits and stays between 2021 and 2022. Textiles are also a symbol of independence for women living in Nang Bong, a village in Loey Province in the northeastern part of Thailand, where they make a living from handwoven fabrics.
“Dog eat Dog” refers to a situation in which people will do anything to be successful, even if what they do harms other people. This seemingly idyllic hand-woven village suffered water and environmental pollution from the development of a gold-mining company about a decade ago. Lawsuits against the government and companies, such as health damage, continued, and the situation was still unresolved. There I met a veteran weaver named May Rose. She is a central figure in the anti-pollution movement, and it is said that her life was once targeted.
During my many stays at her house, I learned about her as a mother, the attitude of resistance that has been fading in the village over the last 10 years, and the people who for some reason get excited about cash and dance when raising funds for activities. and so on. From the public perspective of transforming society, I began to feel sympathy for the perspective of dogs standing in the village and watching people's activities.
One day, I see a scene where a dog bites a dog, and I can't help but release the shutter. A big dog doesn't care if a small dog bites. I felt that the relationship between a big dog and its small dog was like a microcosm of human society.
As a Japanese, though immigrated to Thailand, I felt like these dogs on the sidelines of the village.
The gold mining companies that destroyed the environment led by money, the people who thrived on the funds of the resistance movement, and the textiles for self-reliance, are all the strange actions that humans do toward money, and I tried to depict them through the eyes of dogs.


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