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Methamphetamine Fueled Street Fight

By Jonathan-Taylor    
A fight breaks out in a slum after a heavy session of whisky, gambling and Ya Ba. The effects of this rather potent form of Methamphetamine are increased aggression, paranoia and then total melt down. Week after week Thai TV channels and the newspapers were showing pictures of drug crazed adults, often with a knife to someones throats. I one instance a man slashed a babies throat killing the child all on TV. Something needed doing until so the Thaksin Government declared a "War On Drugs". Then things got really nasty. (Ya Ba translates from Thai to English as Mad Medicine)

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: Pete, thearmsofvenusdemilo, SPARROWHALL and 22 more

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SPARROWHALL 12 26 England
29 Jun 2009 11:55PM
Very strong image and makes you think.


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Geraint 13 715 34 Wales
29 Jun 2009 11:57PM
Fantastic. You can feel the aggression (in the taught muscles) and the pain (in the man's face) so clearly here. The juxtaposition between the fight on the left and the seemingly bemused exprsession of the woman on the right gives this scene a weird kind of 'balance' if you know what I mean. A fascinating shot. I really like the high-contrast; it, along with the grain, serves the scene very well.
NevP 14 853 13 Canada
30 Jun 2009 12:52AM
This is already in your pf Jonathan.
lauraHB 14 121 Ireland
30 Jun 2009 12:54AM
A truly horrifice shot but one that must be shown.
andmolliethedog 14 120 11 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2009 8:01AM
You deserve a bravery award just for being actualy take photos as well is outstanding dedication..I wonder how many of us would take the risk!
Jonathan-Taylor 13 38 2
30 Jun 2009 8:18AM

Quote:This is already in your pf Jonathan.
I thought it might be...hang on I will delete one. Thanks for the heads up, JT.
Andrew_Hurley 14 71 73 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2009 1:30PM

Quote:A truly horrifice shot but one that must be shown.

Wow, I totally agree with Laura, not comfortable viewing but what a vehement social message this portrays.


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