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SSAMIC Conference 2018 by Thomas Groves

The 5th Social Sciences, Arts and Media International Conference

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I recently participated in the 5th Social Sciences, Arts and Media International Conference, 14-15 June 2018 (www.ssamic.com). The conference was hosted by Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok and organized in collaboration with Burapha University, Ubon Ratchathani University, College of the Holy Spirit Manila (Philippines), Dali University (China), Illinois State University (USA), Indonesia Institute of the Arts - Yogyakarta (Indonesia), University of Essex (UK), University of Missouri - St. Louis (USA) and Virginia Tech University (USA). Every year the objective of SSAMIC is to bring together academics, artists and culture industry specialists and to provide them with a platform for discussions and cultural exchange.

On the second day the “Creative Work Exhibition” section counted well over forty visual art presentations and art performances. I presented his photographic art work entitled “Long Wa: The Last of the Head Hunters” to a crowd of appreciative conference attendees. He explained a series of his photographs that document the last living head hunters of Nagaland (North-East India), whereby the medium used was intended to capture a moment in time to help preserve a disappearing culture.

This opportunity to network with researchers and artists from Thailand and abroad and to engage in thought-provoking discussions. Their papers are currently undergoing peer review and will be published in the proceedings made available on the conference website in September.

Webster’s Thomas Groves Documents the Headhunters Of Nagaland by Thomas Groves

The Youngest Head Hunter - Long Wa, India. One of the youngest head hunters poses for his picture. He prides him self in being in shape and always being sharply dressed. Image - Thomas Groves

The Youngest Head Hunter - Long Wa, India. One of the youngest head hunters poses for his picture. He prides him self in being in shape and always being sharply dressed. Image - Thomas Groves

Mr. Groves’ incredible photographs capture the beauty and strength of this fascinating group of people.
— Webster University Thailand

Booze Bruise Campaign Delivers Positive Change by Thomas Groves

Very proud of my INTM 2350 Digital Production students for the unique approach to solving a serious issue. Pema Tshoki and Sunee Chaemprem developed a PSA to raise awareness about a serious problem unfortunately taking place all over the world. After mush research they decided to aim their campaign towards students aged 18-21 with the slogan "[d]rink responsibly, limit your alcohol before it limits you".  After running the campaign they did follow up research and shared their findings in a final presentation. Congratulations Pema and Sunee!

To read the article written by Webster University please click here

Webster’s Thomas Groves Publishes Photo Book of Lombok, Indonesia by Thomas Groves

Thomas’ striking photography from his explorations to Kawah Ijen and Lombok has recently been published into a captivating photo book titled ‘A Glimpse of Kawah Ijen and Lombok, Indonesia’.
— Webster University Thailand

With my recent book published I am excited to see that my university has published this article regarding my new book  A Glimpse of Kawah Ijen and Lombok, Indonesia. To read the entire article please click here.

Photography Students from Multiple Campuses Search for 'Perfect Shot' in Chiang Rai by Thomas Groves

Students from Webster Thailand’s undergraduate photography class recently traveled from Hua Hin to Chiang Rai to photograph the lives and livelihoods of the Lahu tribe.
— Webster University

Another great article about my recent photography class trip to Chiang Rai written by home campus Webster University. 

To read the full article please click here.

http://news.webster.edu/global/2017/thailand-photography-students-travel.html

A Photographer's Dream in Indonesia by Thomas Groves

A very kind news article written about my recent photography work and book A Glimpse of Kawah Ijen and Lombok, Indonesia by Webster University's home campus in Saint Louis, United States of America. 

To read the full article please click here

http://news.webster.edu/global/2017/thailand-groves-photo-book-indonesia.html