Clock Work, a small factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Written by on February 20, 2009 in Photo Posts, Photos and Stories in Progress with 1 Comment

Walking on the street in Phnom Penh I saw this factory and went in, and they kindly let me hang out and take a series of photos. They are carving clocks from hard wood one by one. They all come from one of the provinces in Cambodia. I asked if they receive special training. No, they can either carve or they can’t.

The boy said that he is 18. Often (usually…) people in Cambodian look much younger to me than they really are, but I wonder.

Today I gave a presentation about my trip to Cambodia to a group of university students. They were all floored. It was a pretty intense trip, as you’ll see starting with my next post.

About the Author

About the Author: Andy Gray is a writer and photographer living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and working with Alongsiders International. You can find him puttering around the streets of Phnom Penh on his Suzuki Viva 125, running stoplights and driving on the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalks like a local. If you see him in a coffee shop, he'll be the one typing and deleting the same line over and over again. .


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  • laurent

    je suis a la recherche de factory de bois, table,chaise, armoire, buffet,meubles tele, et nouveauté
    pouvez vous me renseigné
    MR Laurent