Nick Nostitz

Photographer, Visual Artist

1968 –


Who is Nick Nostitz?

Nick Nostitz is the professional name of 'Nikolaus Freiherr von Nostitz' - a German photographer who is a member of the aristocratic Silesian Nostitz family and has lived and worked in Bangkok since 1993. Fluent in the Thai language and despite his privileged background, Nostitz is noted for specializing in what he considers to be the "lower levels" of the country's society seldom seen by casual visitors. Nostitz used black-and-white photographs to depict the both allure and sadness connected with the Thai sex industry in his 2001 book Patpong: Bangkok's Twilight Zone. In 2004 he documented the violent war of then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra against alleged drug dealers with a series of photographs. His work has appeared in several leading European magazines, such as Stern and Der Spiegel. He is currently producing a series of books on Thailand's political troubles in the aftermath of the 2006 coup. This started with Red vs Yellow Volume 1: Thailand's Crisis of Identity, published by White Lotus Press in 2009. It was followed in 2011 by Red vs Yellow Volume 2: Thailand's Political Awakening which covers the rise of the red shirt movement in 2009 and also published by White Lotus Press.

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on July 23, 2013


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