Through photographic documentation, Lonely Land depicts the results of rural-urban migration, with particular focus on the Northeastern region of Thailand, Esarn. 

This process has left Esarn full of fragmented families, with a particular burden on the aging who not only work in rice fields and look after grandchildren, but also deal with the monopolization of rice buyers, which leaves farmers with little profit. 

They are often looked down upon by Thais as the poorest, forgetting their rich culture and rice fields which turn the country's economy.

The young adults return for New Year’s festivities, to visit their children or to get married. With half it's population working elsewhere, Esarn is full of loneliness, desertion and neglect.

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