As the last day of the year calls for it, here is a small selection of what 2013 has left for me.
Since it has been over four months since my last post, and words don’t seem to come as easy these days, I will let the images do the talking.
Please enjoy and happy new year 2014.
Well, at least some of MY 2012 in pictures. Enjoy!
This post aims to pay homage to those who risk their lives and leave everything behind – including their own families – to defend their most basic rights. A summary of some of the 2012 Human & Land rights related events in Cambodia – part of my long term project on land rights and housing conditions.
Through this project, I’ve had the opportunity to meet the most amazing and inspiring people. I have also had the chance to witness staggering moments of joy, despair and frustration.
I truly hope 2013 brings some better news for those millions of people around the world whose basic rights have been undermined.
MAE SOT, THAILAND
On May 2012, I had the opportunity to document the work of Handicap International (HI) in the Burmese refugee camps in Mae Sot, Thailand.
Despite the fact that Thailand has not signed the 1951 Refugee Convention treaty, and therefore has no legal obligations towards refugees, the refugee camps in Mae Sot have become home to more than 140,000 people.
For this project we visited two out of the five refugee camps where Handicap International works. Their programs focus on inclusion, empowerment and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
Here are some of the images from this visit. I can only hope they do justice to the immense display of human dignity and compassion I witnessed during my time in Mae Sot.