A River’s Tail is a collaborative long-term documentary project combining photography, writing and videography to tell the stories of the people living along the Mekong river. Produced in partnership with Lien AID, the project explores the complex relationships between culture and the environment along one of the world’s most important waterways during a period of dramatic change. With two photographers (one shooting colour and the other black and white) and a videographer, A River’s Tail combines multiple visual styles in a 4,800km visual journey through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and China.

For proposals or comments, or for information on how to get involved, you can contact us at rivers.tail@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you.

Gareth Bright

Gareth Bright is a South African photographer working in both Asia and Africa. He specializes in long term projects which focus on environmental and humanitarian issues, and his work has been featured in the international media outlets and non-profit organizations.

Visit Gareth’s personal website at www.garethbright.com

Email Gareth directly at garethbrightfoto@gmail.com

Luc Forsyth

Luc Forsyth is a photojournalist and writer, specializing in social, environmental, and humanitarian reportage. His images and writing have been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, TIME, and Al Jazeera. His non-profit partners include the United Nations Population Fund, Handicap International, and the Gapminder Foundation, among others.

Visit Luc’s personal website at www.lucforsyth.com

Email Luc directly at lfphotographs@gmail.com

Pablo Chavanel

Pablo Chavanel is a Phnom Penh-based freelance cameraman and video editor, specializing in documentary, editorial, and sports reportage. In 2012 Pablo founded PCM Productions, specializing in both editorial and corporate film productions.

Email Pablo directly at chavanelpablo@gmail.com


Lien AID

Lien AID is an international non-profit committed to enabling sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for Asia’s rural poor. Founded in 2006, we focus on community-based approaches in the delivery of multi-year WASH programmes. Through partnerships with local governments, civil society organisations and private businesses, we hope to provide the impetus for better water governance and a future where clean water access is available to everyone.

To explore partnerships on clean water and sanitation, email us at admin@lienaid.org.

Note: Lien AID is committed to supporting documentary storytelling along the Mekong, but the views and opinions expressed are those of the authors exclusively and do not reflect those of Lien AID as an organization.