Sunday, September 9, 2012

“Mask” Photograph

The shirt says “Thailand” but I’m really not sure what the mask is supposed to be saying. As a frontispiece for a shop this has me confused; why combine a patriotic shirt with a poorly made and very unattractive rubber mask? Is it a caricature of how many foreigners see the country or a piece of local culture I’m not aware of or just bad taste?

On the other hand, judging by the number of people going inside the shop perhaps it’s just there to grab attention and is actually doing its job very well.

Photograph taken at Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand

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