Story about my photo report "Immigrant builders of Pattaya (Thailand)"
Photo report on immigrant workers in building sector in Pattaya (Thailand). These workers come from Cambodia and Burma, they are hired by construction companies to meet the property market boom. Pattaya is indeed one of the most visited cities in the world, she arrives before Barcelona, Prague or Las Vegas for the number of tourists per year. Pattaya first developed on sex tourism background, but the city has taken advantage of this economic "windfall" to gradually establish itself as one of the first resorts - in the traditional sense – of southeast Asia. The expansion of this region has created a housing bubble with massive exploitation of foreign labor from cheap neighboring countries to build buildings up to 60 floors blooming everywhere. The « condominiums » are sold through omnipresent marketing.