In pictures: The Moken

Posted on Jul 18, 2013
In pictures: The Moken

Project Moken was founded by a team of film-makers and designers to raise awareness of the Moken sea nomads and their way of life. Norwegian photographer Sofie Olsen joined the team on the Surin Islands between Burma and Thailand. The Moken are hunter gatherers with an exceptional knowledge of the ocean and marine life. Their […]

Photos Look at the Lives of Sea Nomads Living off the Coast of Burma and Thailand

Posted on Jul 8, 2013
Photos Look at the Lives of Sea Nomads Living off the Coast of Burma and Thailand

Oslo-based photographer Sofie Olsen has been working in cooperation with an initiative called Project Moken, a multimedia platform in the works of making a documentary film about the lives of indigenous sea nomads living off the coastline of Burma and Thailand. http://www.featureshoot.com/2013/07/photos-look-at-the-lives-of-sea-nomads-living-off-the-coast-of-burma-and-thailand/

Moken-folket

Posted on Mar 7, 2013
Moken-folket

Project Moken tar deg med på en virtuell reise inn i Moken-folkets verden blant øde palmestrender og korallrev hvor det yrer av fisk. Moken-folket er et truet folkeslag; de er sjønomader som lever et tradisjonelt liv utenfor kysten av Thailand og Myanmar. På få år har tallet på sjønomader stupt, og kulturen deres står i […]

The ocean is our universe

Posted on Mar 7, 2013
The ocean is our universe

The Moken are a semi-nomadic Austronesian people, who live in the Mergui Archipelago, a group of approximately 800 islands in the Andaman Sea that is claimed both by Burma and Thailand. http://www.survivalinternational.org/galleries/moken-sea-gypsies

The Three Thousand Year Old Wave

Posted on Feb 14, 2013
The Three Thousand Year Old Wave

Having migrated along with other Austronesian groups from Southern China around 4,000 years ago, the Moken Sea Nomads of the Andaman Sea have always lived a precarious existence, spending half the year on the ocean, travelling in flotillas. http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2013/02/14/the-three-thousand-year-old-wave/

Svømmer for livet

Posted on Jan 7, 2013
Svømmer for livet

En utdøende dykker Hook trekker pusten og dykker ned på bunnen 25 meter nede. I flere minutter jakter han på fisk med harpun, eller sanker skjell og andre sjødyr – uten maske eller tilførsel av luft. Med ham ned er fotografene fra Project Moken for å ta bilder og filme ham til dokumentaren ”No Word […]

The Moken Kabang

Posted on Oct 13, 2012
The Moken Kabang

The Moken are an Austronesian people pursuing a nomadic maritime culture in the Andaman Sea. These “Sea Gypsies” live in the Merguyi Archipelago, several hundred islands off the west coasts of Myanmar and Thailand, traditionally spending eight or nine months of each year on the water, and coming ashore only during the monsoon season, during […]

Photo Essay: Sofie Olsen´s The Moken People

Posted on Jun 11, 2012
Photo Essay: Sofie Olsen´s The Moken People

The Norwegian photographer documents the Austronesian tribes´s aquatic-based culture and their struggle against modernity through her breathtaking images… In dazeddigital.com

Deeper blue

Posted on Jun 6, 2012
Deeper blue

Deeperblue.com writes about Project Moken´s involvement with the Moken. http://www.deeperblue.com/the-moken-project-saving-the-gypsies-of-the-sea/

They Live under water

Posted on May 7, 2012
They Live under water

They live under water Sofie Olsen documents the lives of the aquatic and nomadic Moken people with staggering social and aesthetic results published in www.dontpaniconline.com http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/arts/they-live-underwater

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