hen the Asian tsunami hit southern Thailand in 2004, the sea that had sustained the region for generations – the Andaman – rose up, destroying families and killing thousands.
Three-and-a-half years later, a team of journalists set out for the seaside province of Phang-nga to document the lives and culture of people living by the Andaman. They found a people marked – but not defined – by disaster, a people who have taken on challenges and risen above them.
By the salty docks of Phang-nga they found stories of determination. In Buddhist temples they found tradition. On boats and in schools and on the streets of tiny villages, they found surprises, sadness, laughter and hope.
Welcome to life by the Andaman Sea.