Between January 2008 and September 2009 Philip J. Bigg travelled extensively in South-East Asia visiting Japan, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore.
The idea for the book title came to him one afternoon in a Vietnam park when he observed a security guard forcibly beating a girl who was hanging out with a group of alcoholics/homeless people. He doesn't know what she'd done to provoke the attack but the inscription on her t-shirt aptly read "I could be your daughter."
Throughout his 21 month journey, he contemplated the role females play in Asian society and particularly their sexualisation and sexploitation. By dressing provocatively are they prostituting themselves to promote products and services?
An exhibition of photographs from the book will be displayed as part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2010 at the Old Co-op Building, 94 - 101 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4LB, UK.
22 - 31 October 2010
Friday - Sunday 12:00 - 17:00