An Elderly Woman by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Thong Sala is capital of Koh Phangan, where the main businesses, services and shops are located on the island. Elderly people in Thailand are usually under protection of their families and children. Vast majority of elderly people have no pensions, insurance or any other income. Therefore their are very dependent of their younger generations. The main activity of elderly members of the family is to take care of the household and small obligations around the house. Because of the serious age and side health conditions their often have nothing to do. So, they sit outside the house and observe the actions around.

Olympus E-PL10 | Exposure 1/1250sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 4000 | Focal Length 150mm

An Elderly Woman by Ryszard Wierzbicki

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Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as marketing advisor and tour organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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Swindon, United Kingdom




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