The statue of King Rama V in Pattani, Thailand.

Kingdom’s Edge represents British photojournalist Richard Humphries’ eight year journey documenting Thailand’s deep south region. Through this collection of 79 colour photographs Richard examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia's deadliest conflict. Moving away from the mainstream media’s monotonous coverage Richard has found a region that teems and bustles with life and culture. It is a region of trade and commerce, of young people and free wifi, of tea shops and markets. A place where tudong clad girls ride four on a motorbike, where twice a day people freeze on the spot to the sound of the national anthem, and where the call to prayer fills the air five times a day. It is a complex society that is both Muslim and Buddhist, Malay and Thai. It is both old and youthful, calm and restive. It is a place that has more in common with Kuala Lumpur than distant Bangkok. Through this visual narrative Richard presents a timely and alternative view from one of the world’s most underreported conflict zones, a largely forgotten pocket of territory at the farthest edge of the Kingdom of Thailand.

Some of the photos use allusions, symbolism and subtle references, while others make a virtue of plainness and immediacy. Richard’s work maintains either a sympathetic distance or a respectful intimacy; at times, detached; at other times, raw and immediate.
— Gerard McDermott, Introduction, Kingdom's Edge.
Of borders, writes Humphries in his foreword: “I have always found them intriguing.” Indeed, it is the edges Humphries plays with best - the lines between past and present, dark and light, joy and tragedy, boredom and violence, Hopeful; hopeless.
— Abby Seiff, Mekong Review Magazine.