Photographer's Note

Early in the morning, I boarded a riverboat in Battambang and began the long trip to Siem Reap. It would be one of the most amazing days of my life.

In the dry season, the river is extremely low, sometimes only 2-3 feet deep. Even flat-bottom boats sometimes need to be pushed over mud banks.

This part of Cambodia is totally undeveloped. I saw no signs of civilization or infrastructure from the river. The people living along the river looked to be surviving on the barest of essentials, including fishing in the early morning for small catches from the polluted water.

Along the river, there were numerous signs of the optimism and ingenuity of human beings. But there was also filth, toil and isolation. I feel like this image captures the latter.

evanrizo, MLINES, sjofre, salvator oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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