New galleries and agencies have opened in Cambodia to
promote work of native photographers. Local photographers, long unsung
or sidelined by foreign journalists, are honing their skills and
While Pol Pot was still alive and civil war
raged, it was a great time to be a photographer in Cambodia. That's
unless you happened to be Cambodian.
At the first scent of blood the testosterone-fueled pack, largely
routine invaders from the safe haven of Bangkok, would assemble, all too
appropriately at Phnom Penh's Foreign Correspondents Club. Meanwhile
the few Cambodians lucky enough to have access to a camera could be
found snapping tourists emerging from the Royal Palace nearby or in Siem
Reap, positioning honeymoon couples on the causeway of Angkor Wat.
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