Malaria in the Asia-Pacific is virtually invisible. Those living with the disease year after year reside in remote rural settings, unseen by the “important” people living in the enormous and gleaming metropolises of the region. This project aims to bring visibility to the people and their malaria burden via artistic photography of them and their environment.
Images are one of the most powerful forms of communication, especially in the medical field.
Photography is a storytelling tool to document life. It’s a universal language that transcends cultural and language boundaries. An image showing a patient suffering from malaria, properly composed, speaks directly to every viewer as a human being – “this disease is misery.”
The aim of this collection of medical photographs is to document the world and journey of those suffering malaria; bridging the patients, their immediate families, community care providers, and their place at the periphery of the modern world. My camera aim to capture their suffering, their isolation, their invisibility to the rest of us, and their humanity. My mission hence is to capture and communicate the human face of the Asia-Pacific malaria problem to audiences unfamiliar with it.