Thai mourners in San Francisco pay final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thai mourners in San Francisco pay final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
About 1,000 Thai mourners attend candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

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About 1,000 Thai mourners attend a candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif.

Photograph by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist

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Thai mourners cry as they hold portraits of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej during candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners hold portraits of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

About 1,000 Thai mourners dressed in black hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners cry as they hold a portrait of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej during candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners hold portraits of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners dressed in black hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

A Thai singer Nop Ponchamni speaks to a crowd of about 1,000 Thai mourners as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

About 1,000 Thai mourners dressed in black hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners attend candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

About 1,000 Thai mourners hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

About 1,000 Thai mourners dressed in black hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

About 1,000 Thai mourners dressed in black hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

About 1,000 Thai mourners dressed in black hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners hold portraits of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners attend candlelight vigil to pay their final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

About 1,000 Thai mourners dressed in black hold candlelight vigil in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their last respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

Thai mourners hold candlelight vigil as they gather in front of the San Francisco City Hall to pay their respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday night, same day as the funeral procession of the late Thai king in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ The Aperturist)

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เอกวรา กิจเภาสงค์ Ekevara Kitpowsong a.k.a. The Aperturist. Award-Winning San Francisco photographer, born in Chicago and raised in Bangkok. The Aperturist documents her experiences and tells stories through photographs.

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