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Birdnest village Cambodia Phnom Penh

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This is a small village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, the residents here call it the birdnest. The residents have been moved from the city center to the outskirts. Their small shanty homes are on flood grounds meaning they are constantly in water. Illness is a big problem as they have no money for medication. The water is full of sewage and garbage, there is no running water or drainage. Most people here have foot rot and other skin disease's. After wading through the water i could feel my skin itching and irritable. The residents where extremely happy to see me here, they want foreigners to see how they are forced to live, in the hope that their lives could be improved. I have decided to postpone my tip to the golden triangle and dedicate some time to the people who live here.

Camera:Canon 1DsM3
Lens:50mm Prime
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Birdnest village Cambodia Phnom Penh
Username:terminalfunk terminalfunk
Uploaded:7 Oct 2010 - 2:44 PM
Tags:Asia, Birdnest, Black & white, Cambodia, Flood, Khmer, Life, Phnom penh, Photo journalism, Poor, Portraits / people
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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 2:51 PM

Great shot.well done.

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 - 5:40 PM

Good shot. Makes you realise how lucky we are.

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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:31 PM

There is so much poverty and suffering in this world that we just don't know about. We can't begin to imagine being forced to live like this. Let's hope you manage to raise some awareness which may bring about change ultimately.

Theresa

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johnnyboy114
8 Oct 2010 - 7:31 AM

Astonishing and slightly harrowing image....really does tell the story pretty much instantly.....fantastic stuff

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terminalfunk
9 Oct 2010 - 3:22 AM

Thank you so much guys, I find it very difficult to spend time with and photograph these people, many times I simply want to give up. When I hear that others can relate to the photos I take it gives me more energy to continue with this work.

Thank you again,


peace & love

dan

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
9 Nov 2010 - 10:16 AM

This is so powerful.
The look in the eyes of the little boy really break your heart. So desperate.
I met many poor children in villages in Vietnam and I was amazed at their happiness eventhough they were poor. Their living conditions were better than those you're reporting on. I never encountered that despair.
JNC

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