Lauren DeCicca is a documentary photographer from New York who is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Prior to moving to Thailand, Lauren spent three years (2013 – 2016) based in Yangon, Myanmar documenting the country at the beginning of its transition to democracy.
She’s met people dealing with PTSD, drug addiction, displacement and disease, and is struck by the similarity in spirit between these people, despite the obvious divides. It has been a goal of hers to realize and mend this schism through photography, be it mental, physical or geographical in nature.
Documenting the lives of people around the world will help those who have no access to such situations understand that the subjects of her photographs could easily be their parent, sibling or partner. Despite differences in language, skin color, religion or way of life, everyone has the same basic needs for empathy, understanding and acceptance.
Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME Lightbox, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, amongst others.