menu

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

During my 2013 trip to Colombia, I worked with Save the Children documenting the Kangaroo Program in Bogota. It was not only a pleasure to photograph the intimate relationship between parents and their newborns, but a great opportunity to document a successful story born from a ‘developing’ country, and spread across the world.

Continue reading ›

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Two people were killed and several injured when a building’s ceiling collapsed at Wing Star Factory in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital Phnom Penh. The shoe factory is one of the suppliers of the Japanese brand Asics.

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

2012 has probably been one of the toughest years for Human Rights defenders in Cambodia. The country has seen a dramatic increase on HR abuses counting amongst others, a high number of violent forced evictions and protests, and the growing prosecution of human rights activists across the country.
Continue reading ›

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Over three days, hundreds of people from the ASEAN region joined in Phnom Penh for the 1st ASEAN Grassroots Peoples Assembly (AGPA) to find a space to discuss solutions to human rights issues in the area, with the aim to deliver their suggestions to the ASEAN leaders during the summit.

Continue reading ›

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Despite the continuous pressure by the communities and NGOs, the Cambodian judicial system has done it again. After over two months under unjustified pre-trial detention, Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakmony  were denied bail at the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh yesterday.
Continue reading ›

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

For the second consecutive day, villagers united to protest against Mam Sonando’s arrest. For over 10 hours, protestors waited patiently in front of the barricades set up by police a few hundred meters away from the Municipal Court, while over a dozen witnesses testified on the so called ‘secessionists’ case.

Continue reading ›

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

From early hours of the morning, Kratie and Borei Keila villagers joined supporters of Mam Sonando and turned up to the Municipal Court in Phnom Penh to show their support and demand his prompt release. The 71 year-old journalist and owner of Beehive Radio Station, was arrested on July 15 and charged with inciting an alleged secessionist movement in Kratie after a land-grab related incident which led to the dead of a 14 year-old girl.

Continue reading ›

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

For anyone who knows Phnom Penh, seeing people sleeping in the streets is not a rare sight. At dusk, hundreds of people set up camp for the night gathering in groups to protect themselves. This is the case for most cyclo drivers in Phnom Penh,  one of the communities I have been documenting as part of a larger project on housing conditions in Cambodia.

Here are a few pictures that are part of this project.

Continue reading ›

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

On May 24 2012 after a three-hour trial with no defence lawyer or witnesses, 13 women from the Boeung Kak area were convicted for occupying state land and obstructing public officials, after they were arrested for gathering on the dunes of what is left of the lake.

The women were given between two and half and one year sentences. Ever since, supported by NGO’s and the international community, families and villagers have gone out to the streets of Phnom Penh to demand for their release on what some have called the ‘Lotus Revolution’.
Continue reading ›

MAE SOT, THAILAND

It was a day of joy… and a little disappointment…

Rumors spread quickly that as part of her first trip out of Burma in 24 years, pro-democracy leader and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi would pay a historic visit to Mae Sot – a border town on the northwest of Thailand.

Over the years thousands of people have crossed the border fleeing the civil war or the hard working conditions in Burma, making Mae Sot and its surroundings home to more than a couple hundred thousand Burmese refugees and immigrants. Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit and the recent changes in neighboring Burma are hope to many.
Continue reading ›