SOUTHEAST ASIA RJF GRANTEE
Luke Duggleby is an award-winning British freelance photographer who has been based in Bangkok, Thailand, for over 15 years. Focusing on Asia, he has worked for some of the most globally respected media publications and NGOs producing documentary and portrait photography. When not on assignment, he works on his own projects that focus largely on the struggles of human rights defenders and community environmental groups.
His work has been exhibited in the U.S., Asia, and across Europe. He has spoken about his work at a variety of locations including Tedx Khon Kaen, Nelson Mandela University South Africa, The University of York Human Rights Hub, and SOAS London. In 2018, he was awarded for his contribution in covering human rights issues in Thailand by the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand.
Duggleby has published two books, most recently Salz der Erde (Salt of the Earth) published by mareVerlag in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Il Lato Invisible del Paradiso - Pellegrinaggi ai Confini del Tibet (The Invisible Side of Paradise - A Pilgrimage into Tibet's Borderlands) was published by Egon in Italy in 2009.
He is the founder of The Sidi Project, which documents the African diaspora of the Indian Ocean and a founding member of the media platform HaRDstories.org, which publishes long-form feature stories about human rights issues and human rights defenders in Southeast Asia. Luke speaks English and Thai and lives in Bangkok, Thailand, with his family all year round.