Hope and Dust: Along the Mekong Stories From Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam 2012

Hope and Dust: Along the Mekong
Dong Ky Village Festival
Dong Ky Village Festival

Photos By Hannah Hawkins & Kelly Oostenbroek Story By Hannah Hawkins Hanoi in late January is ripe with balloons, confetti, and street fires burning with fake money. The Tet celebrations had well and truly kicked off by the time we arrived in the city, and perhaps the people had partied a little too hard. Most […]

Can’t Make It Home: Borei Keila
Can't Make It Home: Borei Keila

Photos and story by Sitthixay Ditthavong A large number of my friends are increasingly preoccupied with buying houses or having kids. Some are better at one task than the other, but the numbers steadily grow. House. Baby. Baby. House. I know that not everyone is this lucky. I know this because in January 2012, a […]

One Picture One Story
One Picture One Story

One Picture One Story is a selection of single images that each represent a single story from the cities and regions of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

The Elephant Valley
The Elephant Valley

Photos by Hannah Hawkins, Jessica Woosley and David Mines Story by Hannah Hawkins Saving Cambodia One Elephant at a Time ELIE and the Elephant Valley Project are at the frontline of elephant welfare in South-east Asia, and they’re including the locals to make it work. Tucked away in the sleepy Cambodian jungle of Mondulkiri Province […]

On the Road with Mines Advisory Group
On the Road with Mines Advisory Group

Photos by Chloe Bartram, David Mines, Jasmine Forrest and Jessica Woosley Story by Chloe Bartram, David Mines and Jessica Woosley MAG: Saving lives and building futures in Cambodia. The city of Battambang in the north of Cambodia is a buzz of early morning scooter traffic and bicycles as we load up the four-wheel drives and […]

Transforming Lives: Jesuit Refugee Service
Transforming Lives: Jesuit Refugee Service

Photos by Libby Best, Alan Edgecomb, Jasmine Forrest and Hannah Hawkins Story by Brittany Peters and Anna Lennox Cambodia is home to rich and vibrant culture, architecture and natural wonder but is also haunted by a history filled with devastation, loss and poverty. As the country continues to recover from decades of civil war, most […]

The Price of Poverty
The Price of Poverty

Photos by Libby Best and Lindsay Varvari Story by Lindsay Varvari In Australia births, deaths and marriages are all recorded and monitored under the strictest of guidelines. We spend into the thousands for funeral services in order to provide the most dignified farewell for our loved ones. We cherish their memory after death with photographs […]

Woman is Cloth: Daughters of Cambodia
Woman is Cloth: Daughters of Cambodia

Photos and Story by Libby Best “Man is gold and woman is cloth. Gold does not lose it shine nor is it broken easily, Whereas cloth tears and gets dirtied. Great care has to be taken to ensure the purity of women.” Khmer Proverb Chbap Srey High value is placed on the virginity and sexual […]

Learning New Steps: COPE
Learning New Steps: COPE

Photos by Chloe Bartram, Elle Irvine, Jessica Woolsey, Jasmine Forrest, Elsa Walker Story by Heather Faulkner and Vanessa Aldridge Gay pauses momentarily to adjust her new leg before bounding fearlessly across the room, making her first steps with the new prosthetic limb provided by COPE (The Combined Orthotics and Prosthetics Enterprise) at the Vientiane Rehabilitation […]

Putting family first: Pov Mom’s Breast Cancer Fight
Putting family first: Pov Mom's Breast Cancer Fight

Photos by Chloe Bartram, Libby Best and Elle Irvine Story by Chloe Bartram and Libby Best We often complain in Australia about our healthcare system. Its always a major debate during electoral campaigns and the topic of many heated arguments but we never stop and think that maybe its not that bad, at least it […]

Shaping Futures: People Improvement Organisation
Shaping Futures: People Improvement Organisation

Photos by Elle Irvine and Chloe Bartram Story by Elle Irvine On the 9th and 10th of January, 2012, we travelled to the outskirts of Phnom Penh, into the Stung Meanchey district to document the work of Phymean Noum’s ‘People Improvement Organisation’. The outreach centre located at the city dumpsite allows local children free access […]

The Elephant Aesthetic
The Elephant Aesthetic

Photos and Story by Jasmine Forrest Their story as a whole, as a collective is more powerful than one over another. The following images portray elephants as natural elements. Each elephant has had their story of abuse told a thousand times to countless tourists walking amongst their sanctuary. Each elephant has had to look a human […]

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