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Carolina Photojournalism Publishes Documentary Site Andaman Rising


Photojournalists Rising from Andaman Rising-Thailand on Vimeo.

UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication announces the release of http://www.AndamanRising.org, a collection of 15 student-produced multimedia stories about life in southern Thailand after the 2004 Asian tsunami.

The site’s debut follows a month-long foreign reporting assignment in which 14 journalism students traveled to the province of Phang-nga, Thailand to explore some of the most intimate corners of Thai society.

Based out of a village next to the Andaman Sea, students used photos, audio, video, graphics and design to craft cultural snapshots of a region that has risen above tragedy. Working with a team of Thai translators, they documented the story of a teenage cross-dresser in a traditional Muslim community, the narrative of an illegal immigrant family from Myanmar, and the spiritual transformation of a young monk.

Congratulations to all the students involved and a special thanks to all the wonderful families in Thailand who generously allowed us a glimpse into their lives.

Additional photos are available on Flickr.

Summer Documentary Bonanza: Three CPJ Multimedia Sites Set to Launch

Three CPJ multimedia sites are scheduled to go live this summer: Nuevas Fronteras, Andaman Rising and Cape Fear to Down Here.

  • Nuevas Fronteras is a series of multimedia features that deal with the impact of the rising Latino population in North Carolina.
  • Andaman Rising is a rich multimedia Web site, which documents the lives of the people living off southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea, which, during the 2004 tsunami, rose up and destroyed a lifestyle it previously sustained.
  • Cape Fear to Down Here, the 2008 installment of the Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, explores the cultures and traditions of North Carolina’s rapidly-growing Brunswick Islands.

Stay tuned.

Photo by Eileen Mignoni, from “Cape Fear to Down Here.”