Photographers often have to place themselves on the front line to capture images that will forever be part of Thai history.
The Bangkok Post did not have a single photographer when it opened its doors in 1946. It used to buy all its pictures, but in 1962 the photographic section was born.
For more than five decades, talented photographers have captured beautiful images that lifted the spirits of readers and delivered powerful photographs that froze key moments in Thai history. They won numerous domestic and international awards but, more importantly, gave the Post its heart and soul.
(From “Shutterbugs on the Front Line” by Sarot Meksophawannakul, published in the Bangkok Post on the occasion of its 70th anniversary on August 1, 2016)