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.