Silver 2020 / Events / Other

Songkran

  • Prizes
    Silver in Events/Other
  • Photographer
    Lord K2

The great annual water festival, goes by many names in Southeast Asia, in Thailand it’s known as Songkran. It ushers in the start of rainy season in April, a time when after five excruciatingly dry months the sky finally opens and water pours on to the bone dry land. It’s celebrated nationwide with mass water fights and traditional Buddhist rituals. The Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai is widely known for where the water really gets flowing.

Lord K2 is a visual artist from London based in Barcelona. In 2011 he seized trading stocks and ventured into the art world. After an initial stint exploring stencil graffiti in South America, Lord K2 shifted his focus to photography in order to pursue ethnographic visual story telling. His first project was to document the graffiti subculture in Santiago de Chile followed by the street art scene in Tokyo. Both projects were released in book form by Schiffer Publishing. He subsequently spent 5 years living in Asia in order to chronicle the Muay Thai and Sumo cultures.