Monkey drinking coke outside of the Batu Caves, Malaysia.
Monkey drinking Pepsi outside of the Batu Caves, Malaysia.
It’s around this time of season one often reflects upon events that have transpired over the course of the year – typically a time of contemplation, relaxation and gratitude.
It’s a time when wishes are spawned and plans are hatched for how to manifest thoughts/ideas into reality as the calendar turns yet another page.
The magazine was created out of the belief that we could, in editor-in-chief Sarika Bansal’s words, “reinvent storytelling about the social issues that matter most.
We cut the jargon, avoid tired tropes about international development, and bring panache, creativity, and a solutions-oriented mindset to our work.” Along the way, I’ve tried to stick to that program and publish images that make people think, not just tap into their feelings.
A man flashes his bulbous belly in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
A monk scaring off the roosters while smoking a cigarette – Ayutthaya, Thailand.
This is especially true when it comes to the types of stories we tell at BRIGHT Magazine — about weighty global issues like health, education, and gender.
For so long, the imagery associated with these topics has been a bit flat, unidimensional.