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During my trip to Cambodia, and with the support of the Spanish NGO Paz y Desarrollo, I had the possibility to follow the lives of 5 Cambodian wo… Read More
During my trip to Cambodia, and with the support of the Spanish NGO Paz y Desarrollo, I had the possibility to follow the lives of 5 Cambodian women (and their families) in three of the most remote regions of the country, in order to report their daily routines from dawn till dusk. Read Less
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5 cambodian lives
During my trip to Cambodia, and with the support of the Spanish NGO Paz y Desarrollo, I had the possibility to follow the lives of 5 Cambodian women (and their families) in three of the most remote regions of the country, in order to report their daily routines from dawn till dusk.

A photographic journey through the rural Cambodia, still deeply linked to the past (especially due to the rough times they went through during Pol Pot’s regime), but also affected by the impact of progress and globalization.

As a result, my photographic work brings out certain current realities, such as the sacrifices a woman has to make in order to become a politician, their precarious school system, the fact that indigenous people are losing their traditions, or forced marriages.
Mrs. Mao Math, 50 years old, preparing the breakfast for her family. She's the chief of the Pou Chray Commune, in the Pichreada district, Mondulkiri.

Ton Sarim is the director of the little school in the Bousra Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri

People who live in the area around the small village of Pou Pring are burning the forest in order to plant potatoes and rubber trees.
A man is recollecting some food for his pigs in the small village of Pou Pring.
A view of the dusty streets of the Bousra Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri

Cambodian education system is pretty poor expecially in these rural areas despite the efforts the teachers make.
Indigenous kids are playing in the Pou Pring village - Mondulkiri. They belong to the ethnic population Pnong.
Mrs. Mao Math during a political meeting in the commune of Pou Chray, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri.
Ms Son Sokha is the Director of Women Provincial Department. Due to her political career she is still single. She lives in Leur village, Sankat Chras Rusey, Stung Treng City.
You Chantha was born in Phnom Penh and forced to marry her husband during the regime of Pol Pot. Now they live in the village of Prek Taam - Kratie -where they own a rice field.
Monks in the village of Prek Taam, Bosleave Commune, Chitra Borei district, Kratie.

Ms Son Sokha during a celebration in honor of a victim of the brutal stampete occured during the water festival 2010 in Phnom Penh.
You Chantha buys fruits and vegetables for her family.
Bousra Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri
One of the daughter of Mao Man. Bousra Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri.
A farmer is preparing the soil in the village of Prek Taam, Bosleave Commune, Chitra Borei district, Kratie.
Pnong population are normally not members of any organized religion, but instead are animists and worship nature spirits. Unfortunately, nowadays they seem to have lost almost many of their ancient traditions, opening up completely to Western culture, both in the manner of dress and, especially, beginning to burn the forests that surround the village to plant potatoes and rubber trees. Pou Pring village, Sre Ampoun Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri.
.Mrs. Check Chrak is washing the dishes while her husband (in the background) is cutting the woods. Pou Pring village, Sre Ampoun Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri.
The husband of Mao Mam works in the field. Bousra Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri.

"Driving off-road to reach the village, it seemed almost to go to hell... with fire, smoke and burning trees everywhere. " Pou Pring village, Sre Ampoun Commune, Pichreada district, Mondulkiri.

The photos are propriety of the NGO Paz y Desarrollo.


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