As Bangkok city slowly phases out bus conductors, this show serves as a documentation of this city’s buses and its people.
ve·hi·cle (noun) 1. a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart. 2. a thing used to express, embody, or fulfill something.
Ryo Ogawa examines the working buses of Bangkok, the individuals who depend on them those who operate them. This aging and unglamourous transportation infrastructure and the workers who run it are responsible for carrying everyday people around Bangkok, an often overlooked aspect of Thai life.
1st October 2017 BMTA (Bangkok Mass Transit Authority) announced they will install a new e-ticket system on all their buses over the next 2 years putting into ‘early retirement’ about 2,000 bus conductors.