No Lunch, No Money, No Rice tells people’s stories—in their own words—of pursuing an education in Asia. Statistics on education are easy to come by; these stories go beyond the statistics to reveal the reasons behind the numbers. Some of the stories are profound and inspiring, some are sad, while others are funny. The photography shows the average person and everyday life in an honest, beautiful way without glamorizing it. Together, the stories and photographs form a vivid picture of what life is really like in developing Asia. They share the struggles and the remarkable strength of normal people working and sacrificing to make a better future for themselves and their families.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards helping educate people and making them healthy; donations will be made to Organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Heifer International, Room to Read, Tibetan Children’s Village, UNICEF and The World Food Programme.
Tadashi is a mathematics professor at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. He has a Masters in Mathematics, but has always had a passion for photography and is rarely seen without his camera. As a young boy, he and his father would take road trips on every holiday, giving him an appreciation for travel.