On sunday it is more the people from the countryside gathering and praying in front of the Royal Palace to the memory of their deceased king. Small vans and trucks fill the parking lot nearby. For me it is a good opportunity to add a few photographs to the elusive ‘On the Edge’ project. All [...]
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The official mourning period for King Norodom Sihanouk of 7 days ended yesterday. Attendance in front of the Royal Palace has drastically declined, suddenly revealing those who were probably there the previous days but went mostly unnoticed, drowned as they were in the crowds of worshippers: the street children eking out a living by selling [...]
People start going to the pagoda, ahead of the Pchum Ben festival which is the time of the year the Cambodians honour the deceased in their families. It is the occasion for many streetchildren to try and make some money by selling flowers or birds, used to carry wishes to the spirits, to the worshippers. [...]
Last year I started thinking about a project called ‘On the Edge’, about people who need just a little incident in their life to be dragged into the spiral of destitution and poverty. I worked on it for a while and put it aside, waiting for a better mindset. This sunday I tried to get [...]
The Khmer New Year celebrations last three days… So I’ll wish you a happy New Year (of the rabbit -or is the hare?) on the first day… Pictures from the Close to the Edge project… which hasn’t moved one inch further over the last months…
I just updated my website with a story called Cambodia Two Sides of the River, related to both the Close to the Edge project and the Koh Pich stampede. Today is National Mourning Day in Cambodia.
Water Festival and Close to the Edge related issues on this side of the river. Just noticed: in all three pictures there is someone looking at me. Doesn’t happen often. Guess I was a bit tired today… Meanwhile I left town already, far from the maddening crowds. Happily Kepping along. I’ll be back tuesday…