Sirachai Arunrugstichai


"Sirachai, also known as Shin, loves what he does. His work focuses on the correlation between humans and nature to understand how we can sustainably utilise marine resources while also preserving ecological function and biodiversity in the long run. He believes that conservation photography is not only about pretty pictures, but the picture of the problems that have been going on, such as pollution or climate change".

Neo Ntsoma, photojournalism trainer & photographer at Neo Ntsoma Productions, South Africa - 6x6 Global Talent Program nominator

With Sirachai Arunrugstichaiā€™s background in marine biology, he originally picked up photography as a tool to document biodiversity in coral reefs, while working as a field researcher. After realizing the effectiveness of photography for communicating conservation issues to the public, Arunrugstichai later shifted his career path toward photojournalism in 2015.

Arunrugstichai is currently a freelance assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine (Thai Edition) and has also been working with several conservation organizations, such as IUCN, WildAid, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, OXFAM Thailand and the Department of Marine & Coastal Resources of Thailand on marine conservation issues.

He has received numerous awards in nature photography competitions, and also gave a talk for TEDx Bangkok in 2017 on conservation photography.

See Sirachai Arunrugstichai's 'Sharks: Predators in Peril' on Witness, World Press Photo's online magazine.

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Sirachai Arunrugstichai