BATU, Indonesia. Photo by Jes Aznar

Monday, March 21, 2011

On the Road to Puka

“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” – The Dhammapada.
On the Road to Puka is a collection of collaborative reportage stories, assignments and travelogues of documentary photographer Jes Aznar and journalist Iris Gonzales.
The assignments, which started with the story of  an enigmatic young boy diagnosed with Down syndrome, have brought Aznar and Gonzales to refugee camps in the Philippines, to uncovered trails in Indochina, to posh restaurants in Malaysia, to dark underground tunnels used during World War II, to shantytowns, to the ends of the earth, to hell and back and to a paradise of a beach called Puka.