River Kids

Siem Reap, Cambodia, March 2001: While wandering aimlessly around the dusty streets of Siem Reap on a stinking hot afternoon, I photographed these local children fishing in the Siem Reap River. In 2001 Siem Reap was still a quiet, laid-back, dusty back water town- but on the cusp of huge changes. This was at a time before the large scale development of the town and region, in anticipation and hope for the influx of tourists wanting to visit nearby Angkor Wat. Fast forward 15 years and I wonder what lives these children as adults now have? To help support Cambodian children and families in danger of child abuse and trafficking, please check out Riverkids Project.

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