I have manged to realise a dream I had since I was a young man. To live and work in Asia and also to become a photojournalist of sorts. I have always had an interest in photography and been in awe of the picture great photojournalist like Dorothea Lange, Don McCullin and Robert Kapa and many others. Not Paparatzi but true Photojournalist by definition of their work.
People and their stories, their way of life, the hardships the good times and the bad. There are many such stories I wish to tell.
Stories like the ones told in the picture here about kids struggling to get an education, work for their families and be children also, what a balancing act they perform. They only are able to manage this with the help of agencies such as PIO People Improvement Organization.
There are a number of other NGO's that work primarily with children that I hope to visit very soon but PIO has welcome me with open arms and I will first be documenting there story and there work.
These kids so want to succeed, they are happy kids but have very difficult lives coming from extremely poor families in one of the toughest districts of Phnom Penh. Their families fight poverty every day.