Working at the Russian Market

Written by on August 15, 2011 in Blog, Photo Blog, Photos and Stories in Progress with 1 Comment

Workers building a new shop in the market pause for lunch

I’m continuing to photograph people and life inside the Russian Market (Psar Tuol Tom Pong). I hope to finish work by November, and we’ll see what comes next.

So far I’ve enjoyed the project. Every time I enter the market I get to practice speaking Khmer and meet new people, most of whom are friendly and enjoy having their pictures taken. This week I’m taking steps to make it official: writing a letter to the governor of Phnom Penh asking permission. I learned that I need permission if I’m not “taking tourist pictures.”

Preparing a fresh duck

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About the Author: I live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where I work with young adults transitioning from growing up in an orphanage to living independently. I also facilitate immersion learning programs for Japanese. I'm a photographer and video maker when time and opportunity permit. .

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  1. BezOcean says:

    since 2006 haven’t been there, lovely place for photographers! Thanks for info!

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