Oxford School of Photography

insights into photography

Night Scavengers of Cambodia

From The Denver Post photo blogs, a photo story from 2011

Cambodians work late into the night recycling garbage as fires burn at the local garbage dump in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Many children work part time in the dump to help support their families while attending school during the day. While Siem Reap’s ancient temples boost massive tourism attracting millions of visitors still 28.3% of Cambodians live on less than $1.25 per day according to a 2011 UNDP Human Development Report.

An estimated 36 per cent of Cambodia’s 14.2 million people live below the poverty line and about 85 per cent of these live in rural areas.

In Focus: Night Scavengers of Cambodia

1

Cambodians work late into the night recycling garbage as fires burn at the local garbage dump in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Many children work part time in the dump to help support their families while attending school during the day. While Siem Reap’s ancient temples boost massive tourism attracting millions of visitors still 28.3% of Cambodians live on less than $1.25 per day according to a 2011 UNDP Human Development Report. An estimated 36 per cent of Cambodia’s 14.2 million people live below the poverty line and about 85 per cent of these live in rural areas. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) #

In Focus: Night Scavengers of Cambodia

2

Young boys work late into the night recycling garbage at the local garbage dump in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Many children work part time in the dump to help support their families while attending school during the day. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) #

In Focus: Night Scavengers of Cambodia

3

Young boys work late into the night recycling garbage at the local garbage dump in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images) #

See More Here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: