Photographs of Bangkok’s Buddhist Body Snatchers

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Photographer Brent Lewin writes about Bangkok’s rogue Buddhist rescue workers in the September/October 2009 issue of Utne Reader. Here are some of Lewin’s amazing photos from his time shadowing the workers.

Workers listen for word of accidents to come over a police scanner.


An employee nicknamed ‘The Extractor’ uses metal cutters to dismantle the frame of a car.


A volunteer says a prayer for the dead after loading a body into a vehicle bound for a morgue.

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