Tag: Portrait

Clock carvers

Written by on October 14, 2009 in Photo Posts, Photos and Stories in Progress with 0 Comments

Clock Carvers

Today I submitted some photos for photo contest hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Club in Thailand (here). After all the work I did to re-work them, I wanted to post them here. Here’s one that I entered as an individual feature photo. I was walking through Phnom Penh returning to my hotel when I saw a small factory, so I veered in. They were very friendly, and I’d love to go back some day and learn some of the workers’ stories. Most of them wandered in looking for work, or came at the invitation of a friend, and just started carving. If they could do it, they got hired.  There’s no training program, but I assume they work very slowly for the first few weeks or months.

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