Like a Stage Along the Lake

The several kilometers-long horizonal land along the Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap in Cambodia is a home for hundreds slummers. They are said to be including Vietnamese, Cham ethnics and etc, who have been squattered around or nearby Tonle Sap Lake. The lake is arguably the largest in South East Asia.

For a start of my Tonle Sap (photo) project, I have kicked off photographing at first people at the village along the lake. The area looks, very impressively, like a ‘stage’, where performers would perform whatever they might have to. Despite persistent predicament of their livelihood, quite some smiles have reached over me. Here are glimpses. The project is to be continued.

(All rights reserved © Lee Yu Kyung 2012)

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

Tonle Sap village, Cambodia © Lee Yu Kyung 2012

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