International Photojournalist and Photographer

steve@stephenfordphotography.co.uk

Stephen Ford Photography & Photojournalism blogs.

I am an amateur photographer and photojournalist living in, and travelling throughout, South East Asia.

This is my personal photojournalism blog. The images have been taken with my mobile phone and they try to document a moment in the lives of some of the extraordinarily real people that I’ve met on my travels.

Images on my website have been taken in the following countries: UK, Zambia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

Yes, the photographs are amateur but they, and my text, are all copyright © Stephen Ford  2014.

I am happy that you freely use my images for your news platforms, as many around the world already have, but politely please just ask first.

Spicy mussel seafood salad – Pad Char

Posted in: Asia, Fishing, Food Supply, Society, Thailand
Posted on 6th Aug 2014

Once the large clam mussels have been cleaned by the Burmese workers they are transported to markets and restaurants around Thailand. Cooked into spicy seafood salads typically fried with hot chillies and spiced with basil and other herbs. Eaten with steamed rice - Aroy? Tuck in after sipping your ice cooled Singha beer. Perhaps then spare a thought for the Burmese families who have fished the clams from the mud banks, carried them to the cleaners on the shore where families including children s

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Thailand Sea Food Pad Char
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6th Aug 2014

Migrant Burmese – adults and children – working in Thailand’s fishing industry.

Posted in: Asia, Child Labour, Community, Exploitation, Fishing, Food Supply, Society, Thailand, Workers
Posted on 29th Jul 2014

Whilst most young Thai children attend school a stones throw away from this busy seafood 'cottage' industry, the young of the migrant Burmese fishermen and woman clean large mussel clams to earn a little cash for their families. Child labour? Whole Burmese families work to collect huge mussel shellfish from the inshore mud banks off the Gulf of Thailand, deliver them to the teams of 'cleaners' on the shore where there they prepare them for sales to markets and onto high class seafood restaurants

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Thailand's seafood Industry
  • Thailand's seafood Industry
  • Thailand's seafood Industry
  • Thailand's seafood Industry
  • Thailand's seafood Industry

29th Jul 2014

Emergency workers visibly stressed after attending the construction site emergency in Mayfair London.

Posted in: London
Posted on 14th Apr 2014

Emergency workers were visibly stressed after attending the construction site emergency in Mayfair London. Apparently a floor collapsed under the weight of a mini digger which fell onto a worker below badly crushing him.

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Emergency services attend the building site where a worker was fatally injured. 14th April 2014.
  • Firefighters after trying to save the dead construction worker.
  • Emergency vehicles attend the fatal accident on the construction site.
  • Firefighters after trying to rescue the dead worker and injured on the Mayfair building site
  • Emergency workers at the construction site off Oxford Street.

14th Apr 2014

Women’s Day protest against exploitation and violence by men.

Posted in: Exploitation, Images, London, London, Society, Women
Posted on 8th Mar 2014

Oxford Street and Soho. London 8th March 2014.

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Women's day protest against violent men. Soho London 8th March 2014.
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8th Mar 2014

Buffalo Racing Competition in Chonburi, Thailand.

Posted in: Buffalo Racing, Community, Farming, Sport, Thailand
Posted on 18th Aug 2013

Pedegree Buffalo are coaxed along the hot, dusty race track in Chonburi, Thailand by skillful jockeys. Buffalo racing is unique to this central Thai province and it attracts hundreds of followers to each meeting. The muscular water buffalo are reared on a protein rich diet and transported luxuriously around the region, in pairs, on pickup trucks.  Men, both young and older, jockey their stubbon rides down the 200m course seated on the rump of the animal, toes gripping the hind leg region for su

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Buffalo Racing Competition Chonburi, Thailand.
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18th Aug 2013

Speakers’ Corner Hyde Park.

Posted in: Images, London, Society
Posted on 30th Jun 2013

Muslim cleric portfolio taken at the traditional religious soapbox arena on the corner of Hyde Park. His white Thobe sets him aside from the other speakers today who were less formally dressed. Unusually for a speaker in such a prominent public place he shied from my attention and so I was unable to report on his motivation to address a challenging audience. Thanks to Elise for correcting my grammar, spelling and the bias of my original caption :)

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Muslim Cleric at Speaker's Corner of Hyde Park.
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30th Jun 2013

Raising money for Help the Heros charity.

Posted in: London, UK
Posted on 2nd Jun 2013

Cyclists raising money to support the charity Help for Heros arrive in Whitehall. Some of the fundraisers have cycled from Paris.

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Cyclists arrive in Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • Cyclists arrive in Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • Cyclists leave Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • Cyclists arrive in Whitehall after riding from Paris to support Help for Heros.
  • He cycled all the way from Paris.

2nd Jun 2013

A glimpse of spring on the last day of May.

Posted in: Society, UK
Posted on 31st May 2013

Holiday makers and their dogs enjoy the sun, sand and sea at West Wittering Beach in West Sussex on the last day of May 2013. The beach has an EC blue flag rating and is home to some gorgeous beach huts in the sand dunes.

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Lazy spring holiday on West Wittering Beach.
  • On holiday with the dogs at West Wittering Beach.
  • Entering a Beach hut at Wittering West Beach.
  • On holiday with two dogs at West Wittering Beach.
  • West Wittering on the last day of May.

31st May 2013

English Defence League rally in front of Downing Street.

Posted in: EDL Tommy Robinson, Kevin Carroll EDL Leader, London, Politicians and Activists
Posted on 27th May 2013

Images from the English Defence League rally and a counter demonstration by anti-fascist protestors in front of Downing Street. A strong Police presence ensured that there were only minor disturbances. Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll,EDL leaders, addressed their supporters. The EDL rally was: "in support of UK troops." Demagogic rhetoric highlighted the brutal street murder of Drummer Lee Rigby as a: "turning point [for this country]," which will be "remembered in history."

Anti-fascist demo

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EDL supporters shocked as anti-fascists throw missiles towards them.
  • An EDL supporter chants at their rally in front of Downing Street.
  • EDL supporters chant at their rally in front of Downing Street.
  • The English Defence League blame the UK Prime Ministers.
  • Kevin Carroll EDL leader at the rally on 27/5/2013.

27th May 2013

International Whistle Day 2013.

Posted in: Images, London, Street Music
Posted on 17th Feb 2013

Alan 'the whistle' Kipping of the Wonderwhistle Antiques Fairs and some friends celebrate the International Whistle Day 2013. Alan's rare and probably unique collection of antique whistles was on display and he demonstrated some of his favorites for interested fair goers.

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Alan Kipping the organiser of the International Whistle Day 2013.
  • International Whistle Day 2013 with organiser Alan Kipping and a friend.
  • A rare and expensive collection of antique whistles.
  • Enthusiasts blow whistles to celebrate the International Whistle Day 2013.
  • Alan Kipping with a first world war vintage Humanaphone whistle.

17th Feb 2013