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My 2014

Here I am, as usual at the end of December, trying to understand which pictures and stories marked the year that is ending.

No doubt, 2014 has been a remarkable year for Ruom and I, as I had the chance to collaborate with new clients like CNN Photos, Forbes, INK Global, Virginia Quarterly Review, Mashable, Ocean Quarterly Review (see some of my other publications here) and had several international assignments for humanitarian organisations such as WWF (in Vietnam and Cambodia) and USAID (in Nepal last November and Colombia and El Salvador next February).

I decided to use this blog post to share with you some of my favourite – and most of them unpublished – pictures and pieces of work I produced this year.

Cambodia, a look at change

The year started tragically, with the Cambodian government’s crack down on garment factory workers protesting for a better wage. On Friday 3 January military police fired at the protesters on Veng Sreng Street, in the south of Phnom Penh, killing at least 5 people and injuring more than 20.

 

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One of my picture of the 3rd of January’s clashes on The New York Times

Transgenders in Cambodia

In March, together with Ruom journalist Marta Kasztelan, I started an investigation on the LGBT community in Cambodia, with a special attention to transgenders. We’re still working on the project and we hope to be able to publish some of the material in the first months of 2015. Those below are some of the protagonists of our story.

 

August 08, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Champa is the first openly transgender boxer in Cambodia. Because of the discrimination she endures as a transgender boxer, she was forced to quit her profession and became a sex worker. She now earns her living educating sex workers about their rights and occasionally turning to sex work herself. She was diagnosed with HIV twelve years ago. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
August 08, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Champa is the first openly transgender boxer in Cambodia. Because of the discrimination she endures as a transgender boxer, she was forced to quit her profession and became a sex worker. She now earns her living educating sex workers about their rights and occasionally turning to sex work herself. She was diagnosed with HIV twelve years ago. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
February 24, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Roney and her friends get ready for a night out in a local disco. She’s a Cham muslim and since loosing her job at a garment factory, she became a sex workers to sustain her family. Although she’s accepted by her mother and most members of her community, she has been subjected to violence and harassment for years. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
February 24, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Roney and her friends get ready for a night out in a local disco. She’s a Cham muslim and since loosing her job at a garment factory, she became a sex workers to sustain her family. Although she’s accepted by her mother and most members of her community, she has been subjected to violence and harassment for years. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
March 12, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Skoal Ros Sneh, "Rolin", is part of the panel of judges for a music TV Show recorded at the CTN Studio, outside Phnom Penh.   © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
March 12, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Skoal Ros Sneh, “Rolin”, is part of the panel of judges for a music TV Show recorded at the CTN Studio, outside Phnom Penh.
© Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Fever Pitch

Also with Marta, I started a project about Nigerian football players in the Cambodian league.

March 05, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Players from National Police FC on their way to training. Like most football teams in Cambodia, National Police FC does not have its own stadium and often trains outside Phnom Penh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
March 05, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Players from National Police FC on their way to training. Like most football teams in Cambodia, National Police FC does not have its own stadium and often trains outside Phnom Penh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
March 11, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Nigerian football player, Samuel Oseika, during football training in Kandal Province. Players train on a daily basis, from 2pm to 4pm, often in extreme weather conditions. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
March 11, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Nigerian football player, Samuel Oseika, during football training in Kandal Province. Players train on a daily basis, from 2pm to 4pm, often in extreme weather conditions. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
March 21, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Gabriel Ken Gadaffi sits in his office. He's a member of the Cambodian Olympic Committee, a couch for Western Uni FC and a football journalist. He is recognized for his contribution to sports in Cambodia by both the Nigerian community and the Cambodian authorities. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
March 21, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Gabriel Ken Gadaffi sits in his office. He’s a member of the Cambodian Olympic Committee, a couch for Western Uni FC and a football journalist. He is recognized for his contribution to sports in Cambodia by both the Nigerian community and the Cambodian authorities. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
March 13, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Amateur and professional football players from the "San Siro Football Association" play football near Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh. These friendly games take place on a daily basis and are an integral part of the social life of many African men living in Phnom Penh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
March 13, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Amateur and professional football players from the “San Siro Football Association” play football near Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh. These friendly games take place on a daily basis and are an integral part of the social life of many African men living in Phnom Penh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
April 02, 2014 - Phnom Penh. 23-year old Nelson Olatunde Oladisi drives in the traffic of Phnom Penh. He left Nigeria for Cambodia in 2009 and he played for four different Cambodian football clubs and most recently for a club in Fiji. Since returning to Cambodia in December 2013, he had turned down offers to play for Cambodian clubs due to the low remuneration offered. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
April 02, 2014 – Phnom Penh. 23-year old Nelson Olatunde Oladisi drives in the traffic of Phnom Penh. He left Nigeria for Cambodia in 2009 and he played for four different Cambodian football clubs and most recently for a club in Fiji. Since returning to Cambodia in December 2013, he had turned down offers to play for Cambodian clubs due to the low remuneration offered. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
April 05, 2014 - Phnom Penh. 34-year old Sammy Daniel Osaghe (right) is a member of the Christ Embassy Church band. Osaghe, who played football professionally in Nigeria for over a decade is a regular at the sermons of Pastor Prince Lenee Lahben. The pastor is known in the Nigerian expat community for his sermons during which he allegedly performs miracles and heals church-goers. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
April 05, 2014 – Phnom Penh. 34-year old Sammy Daniel Osaghe (right) is a member of the Christ Embassy Church band. Osaghe, who played football professionally in Nigeria for over a decade is a regular at the sermons of Pastor Prince Lenee Lahben. The pastor is known in the Nigerian expat community for his sermons during which he allegedly performs miracles and heals church-goers. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
March 29, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Club-goers during a party at African “Do It All“ club. The venue is known for playing West-African music and for attracting large crowds of men with a passion for dancing. During the day “Do it All“ operates as a restaurant and serves traditional African dishes. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.
March 29, 2014 – Phnom Penh. Club-goers during a party at African “Do It All“ club. The venue is known for playing West-African music and for attracting large crowds of men with a passion for dancing. During the day “Do it All“ operates as a restaurant and serves traditional African dishes. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.

Dreaming Singapore

At the end of April I flew to Jakarta and started to work on our fourth Ruom collective project together with Nicolas Axelrod and Micheal Malay.

Dreaming Singapore’ investigates the movement of migrants from Indonesia to Singapore, one of the busiest migratory pathways in Southeast Asia.
It follows three different women at various stages of their journey: from training centres in Indonesia, to daily life in Singapore, and finally the return home.

This multimedia project is enriched with in-depth interviews, video reportage, and photographs taken over a five month period. It weaves the experience of migrant workers with the people they meet during their journeys: social workers, employers, recruiting agencies, and government officials.

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Iran

In June I was able to spend one month in Iran. There I met extraordinary people and I visited some incredible places, a really memorable experience.

During the trip I documented the growing consumerism culture in the country and the photo essay I produced has been published on Al Jazeera, Mashable and recently on CNN Photos.

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Those are a very small selection of some of the travel pictures I took during my stay.

June 13, 2014 - Tehran (Iran). Female polo players are awarded after winning the 83rd Federation of the International Polo Ambassadors’ Cup, organised in a field located in the south of Tehran. Among the participants, Morgan Ru (wearing a yellow cap), the first American woman to play polo in Iran. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 13, 2014 – Tehran (Iran). Female polo players are awarded after winning the 83rd Federation of the International Polo Ambassadors’ Cup, organised in a field located in the south of Tehran. Among the participants, Morgan Ru (wearing a yellow cap), the first American woman to play polo in Iran. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 21, 2014 - Yazd (Iran). Locals watch a World Cup match Iran vs Argentina in a kebab restaurant of Yazd. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 21, 2014 – Yazd (Iran). Locals watch a World Cup match Iran vs Argentina in a kebab restaurant of Yazd. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 8, 2014 - Urmia (Iran). A sheperd with his sheeps around Urmia lake. Today, the lake is a shadow of its former self. Decades of poor water management, aggressive agricultural policies and drought have rendered it almost completely dried up. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 8, 2014 – Urmia (Iran). A sheperd with his sheeps around Urmia lake. Today, the lake is a shadow of its former self. Decades of poor water management, aggressive agricultural policies and drought have rendered it almost completely dried up. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 20, 2014 - Yazd (Iran). Locals drive a 4x4 on the sand dunes of Mardabad in the outskirts of Yazd. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 20, 2014 – Yazd (Iran). Locals drive a 4×4 on the sand dunes of Mardabad in the outskirts of Yazd. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 11, 2014 - Qom, Iran. A kid swims in a fountain close to the holy shrine of Qom, in central Iran. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 11, 2014 – Qom, Iran. A kid swims in a fountain close to the holy shrine of Qom, in central Iran. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 12, 2014 - Tehran (Iran). A woman walks in front of a light decoration installed to celebrate the birthday of Imam Mahdi. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 12, 2014 – Tehran (Iran). A woman walks in front of a light decoration installed to celebrate the birthday of Imam Mahdi. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 22, 2014 - Yazd (Iran). Locals gathered at Jame Mosque of Yazd. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
June 22, 2014 – Yazd (Iran). Locals gathered at Jame Mosque of Yazd. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Ha Giang

In September I spent a couple of weeks in the north of Vietnam, visiting one of the most remote and mountainous region of the country: Ha Giang.

I didn’t have the opportunity to publish this pictures (I’ll do it in the next weeks), yet, so here’s a brief preview.

 

September 18, 2014 - Yen Minh (Vietnam). The stunning view from the road between Tam Son and Yen Minh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 18, 2014 – Yen Minh (Vietnam). The stunning view from the road between Tam Son and Yen Minh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 18, 2014 - Yen Minh (Vietnam). Kids cut grass in a field outside Yen Minh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 18, 2014 – Yen Minh (Vietnam). Kids cut grass in a field outside Yen Minh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

September 19, 2014 - Don Vang (Vietnam). A girl waits in a hairdresser in the center of Don Vang. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 19, 2014 – Don Vang (Vietnam). A girl waits in a hairdresser in the center of Don Vang. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

September 20, 2014 - Don Vang (Vietnam). A sheperd poses for a portrait on the road between Don Vang and Lung Cu, considered the northern point of Vietnam. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 20, 2014 – Don Vang (Vietnam). A sheperd poses for a portrait on the road between Don Vang and Lung Cu, considered the northern point of Vietnam. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

September 21, 2014 - Meo Vac (Vietnam). Kids walk back home after school, crossing the Ma Pi Leng Pass, between Dong Van and Meo Vac. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 21, 2014 – Meo Vac (Vietnam). Kids walk back home after school, crossing the Ma Pi Leng Pass, between Dong Van and Meo Vac. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 21, 2014 - Meo Vac (Vietnam). Locals at the weekly market of Meo Vac. Each Sunday hundreds of people flock into town from the surrounding valleys walking for kilometers to sell and buy local products. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 21, 2014 – Meo Vac (Vietnam). Locals at the weekly market of Meo Vac. Each Sunday hundreds of people flock into town from the surrounding valleys walking for kilometers to sell and buy local products. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 22, 2014 - Meo Vac (Vietnam). Locals harvest a rice field in the outskirts of Tam Son. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 22, 2014 – Meo Vac (Vietnam). Locals harvest a rice field in the outskirts of Tam Son. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 22, 2014 - Meo Vac (Vietnam). A dentist operates a patient in the small village of Tam Son. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
September 22, 2014 – Meo Vac (Vietnam). A dentist operates a patient in the small village of Tam Son. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Namaste Nepal

I then flew to Kathmandu for a week assignment for USAID (I hope to publish some of the material I produced soon).

In my brief stay to Nepal I wasn’t able to visit much, but I was really amazed by the few things I saw.

 

November 20, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Buddhist monks in front of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Buddhist monks in front of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Young monks play outside a monastery near the Swayambunath Stupa, better known as "Monkey Temple" in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Young monks play outside a monastery near the Swayambunath Stupa, better known as “Monkey Temple” in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

My 2012

Maybe a little late, here’s my selection of my best pictures from 2012.

For sure, it has been a very intense and productive year in which a lot of important things has happened: after some months in spain and around Europe, I finally moved to Cambodia, I visited a lot of amazing places all around Asia (especially Myanmar), several of my pictures were published in international magazines and newspaper and I got my first assignment for the International Herald Tribune.

I got a lot of expectation, ideas and plans for this next year and a good feeling that it will be even better than 2012.

Have an happy new year,

Thomas.

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27/02/2012 – Nokia (Finland) where I shot part of the reportage “Chasing the dream: Luca Sturniolo”.
23/02/2012 – Nokia (Finland). Luca Sturniolo with his 2 sons and his daughter. The photo is part of the reportage “Chasing the dream: Luca Sturniolo”.
19/03/2012 – Schipol Airport (Holland).
25/03/2012 – Paris (France).
20/04/2012 – Madrid (Spain). A picture part of the communication campaign for the project “VÍSTETE” I made for the Spanish NGO NETIOLIÓ.The aim of the project is to create garments made of African Kanga (a typical African fabric) in a style which best fits our way of dressing. All the dresses are made by 3 Senegalese women who live in the small village of Kafountine, South of Senegal. With the money earned from selling them in Spain, they recover the production costs as well as buy new materials to keep production going and give them a hope for a better future.
30/04/2012 – Sunset @ Val D’Orcia – Toscana (Italy).
12/05/2012 – Spain’s indignados return to the streets Madrid (Spain).
03/06/2012 – Waiting for a flight connection in Dubai’s airport (United Arab Emirates).
18/06/2012 – Siem Reap’s bus station (Cambodia).
17/06/2012 – Siem Reap (Cambodia). The young Cambodian artist Savann Oun posing in front of one of his work, exhibited at Art Deli in Siem Reap. This portrait is part of my ongoing project “Once upon a time in Cambodia”.
22/06/2012 “Phare Ponleu Selpak” – the school of circus of Battambang (Cambodia). This portrait is part of my ongoing project “Once upon a time in Cambodia”.
25/06/2012 “Phare Ponleu Selpak” – the school of circus of Battambang (Cambodia). This portrait is part of my ongoing project “Once upon a time in Cambodia”.
30/06/2012 – An afternoon in the arena: Neak Pradals (cambodian boxers) – Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
29/07/2012 – Koh Rong Island (Cambodia).
05/08/2012 – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).
05/08/2012 – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).
10/08/2012 – A Khmer Krom monk in a pagoda just outside Tra Vinh (Vietnam). This photo is part of an ongoing project called “Khmer Krom: the nowhere people”
10/08/2012 – Tra Vinh Province (Vietnam) in the heart of the Mekong Delta hosts one of the largest populations of ethnic Khmer in the country. The province has more the 140 Temples and Pagodas. This photo is part of an ongoing project called “Khmer Krom: the nowhere people”
15/08/2012 – Members of the Cham’s community of Chau Doc (Vietnam), preparing food in the last day of the Ramadam. This photo is part of an ongoing project called “Khmer Krom: the nowhere people”
15/08/2012 – A Cham’s cemetery in Chau Doc (Vietnam). This photo is part of an ongoing project called “Khmer Krom: the nowhere people”
15/08/2012 – Chau Doc (Vietnam).
28/08/2012 – Kompong Pluk (Cambodia).
31/08/2012 – Yangon (Myanmar – Burma).
06/08/2012 – Waiting for the train in Pyin Oo Lwin (Myanmar – Burma).
13/09/2012 – Somewhere nearby Inle Lake (Myanmar – Burma).
16/09/2012 – Burmese boxe’s match (Lethwei) @ Yangon (Myanmar – Burma).
20/10/2012 – Monks pay respect for the death of Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk – Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
07/11/2012 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Close to 1000 sympathizers protested in front of the Appeals Court of Phnom Penh supporting two arrested female land activists, Tim Sakmony and Yorm Bopha. The crowds efforts were in vain as the court denied the women bail.
17/11/2012. Johan Mars, 28, from Gotheburg (Sweden), shoots with a semi-automatic rifle in the shooting field inside the military base of 911 Airborne Brigade, just outstide Phnom Penh (Cambodia). This photo is part of my first assignment for the International Herald Tribune
19/11/2012 – Phnom Penh. Riot police carrying new Chinese made electrified shields blocked a peaceful protest by members of Phnom Penh’s evicted communities as they attempted to demonstrate in front of the US Embassy demanding fair treatment ahead of upcoming ASEAN meetings.
19/11/2012 – Phnom Penh. For the second time during the day, one hundred land activists gathered in the sand of the Boeung Kak Lake to send an SOS message to U.S. President Obama who landed in the late afternoon in the near airport of Phnom Penh to assist the ASEAN meetings.
23/11/2012 – Phnom Penh. Part of the piece of land where was the community of Borei Keila.
10/12/12 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Over a hundred evicted community members from the Boeung Kak Lake area together with other activists tried to reach the Council of Ministers building to deliver a petition on International Human Rights Day but were blocked by riot police.
14/12/12 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Despite the direct intervention of the UN, the appeal court of Phnom Penh denied human rights activist Mom Sonando‘s request for bail. Hundreds of people gathered outside to support him and then organized a sit-in in front of the UN headquarters.
17/12/12 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Behind the scene of the last 2 days of shooting of “3.50”, a Singapore-financed dramatic thriller about human trafficking in Cambodia co-direct by Chhay Bora — whose first feature film “Lost Loves” is Cambodia’s second-ever official entry to the Oscar’s for foreign language film this year. This photos is part of my ongoing project “Once upon a time in Cambodia”.
26/12/12 – Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Police block the protest of 200 land activists nearby the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh, waiting for the result of the trials against T. Sakmony and Y. Bopha. Both detentions were considered fabricated and a violation of human Rights.

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Khmer Krom – The Nowhere People

First used as spies by the CIA during the Vietnam War and later targeted for elimination by Pol Pot’s genocidal regime, Khmer Krom are still victims of numerous human rights violations today. The ones living in Vietnam are being acculturated by Hanoi´s intimidating policies, while others have been forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands in the Mekong Delta and pushed to Cambodia where they are not recognized as full citizens. With no place on either side of the border, the Khmer Krom have become the “nowhere people.” 

This is their story.

I started this project in July 2012, when I spent a week as a tourist visiting some of the Khmer Krom communities and Pagodas in the Mekong Delta. At that point, my aim was just to discover and understand a bit better their ways of life, as well as to visit some of Vietnam’s most iconic sites.

As my first contact with the Khmer Krom communities, my encounter with the reality of their lives was only brief and did not leave me enough time to properly investigate the matter, especially how the restrictions applied by the Vietnamese Government affect the Khmer Krom’s life itineraries.

Therefore, I am planning to go back to the area with the support of several international organisations and NGOs..

It is, of course, an ongoing project.

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Vietnam’s Tra Vinh Province in the heart of the Mekong Delta hosts one of the largest populations of ethnic Khmer in the country. The province has more the 140 Temples and Pagodas.
A Khmer Krom monk in Sam Bua Pagoda, just a few kilometers outside Tra Vinh.
Nuns and monks praying in the Hang Pagoda, just outside Tra Vinh (Vietnam).
Buddhist shrine with portrait of Ho Chi Minh in the Hang Pagoda (Tra Vinh). Khmer Krom monks are required to study Ho Chi Minh’s biography and teach Vietnamese history, with many pagodas maintaining shrines to Ho Chi Minh and displaying Communist Party posters on pagoda walls.
A monk studying in the Koskeoseray Pagoda (Tra Vinh – Vietnam). On the wall a picture of Avalokiteśvaras, who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Portrayed in different cultures as either male or female, Avalokiteśvara is one of the more widely revered bodhisattvas in mainstream Mahayana Buddhism, as well as unofficially in Theravada Buddhism.
Young Khmer Krom monks smoking in Sam Bua Pagoda, just a few kilometers outside Tra Vinh.
Vien Minh Pagoda, Ben Tre (Vietnam). An interesting feature of pagoda is the large white statue of Quan The Am Bo Tat (Goddess of Mercy). The pagoda belongs to Mahayana Buddhism, the most important branch in Vietnam.
Interior of a Catholic Church in Can Tho (Vietnam).
Khmer Krom’s members preparing the Wat Mahatup Pagoda for a ceremony.
A monk smoking in the Trá Sat Pagoda nearby Tra Vinh (Vietnam).
Khmer Krom’s members preparing the Wat Mahatup Pagoda for a ceremony.
Khmer Krom’s members during a ceremony in the Wat Mahatup Pagoda, nearby Soc Trang (Vietnam).
Khmer Krom’s members during a ceremony in the Wat Mahatup Pagoda, nearby Soc Trang (Vietnam).
Board with khmer and vietnamese words in the Chanrangsey Pagoda in central Saigon (Vietnam).
The Chinese Ong Pagoda in Can Tho (Vietnam).
Members of the Cham’s community of Chau Doc (Vietnam), preparing food in the last day of the Ramadam.
The Cham’s mosk of Chau Doc (Vietnam).
A Cham’s cemetery in Chau Doc (Vietnam).

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