The desire to see Cambodia is shared by many of her young photographers, including Lim Sokchanlina (b. 1987; Prey Veng Province). A freelance photographer for The Phnom Penh Post, Lim explains: “By pushing myself to do documentary work, it has brought me closer to the society. Photography has helped me understand my country better.”
Even in Garment Factory outside Phnom Penh (2008), which is a commission by the boss of a China-owned production facility, Lim remains grateful for the opportunity to see how his fellow Cambodians work. He was not given a lot of time during the shoot. But the photographer sees the idea of work as a form of culture that is always evolving. This is where he situates the assignment.
[Images untitled / From “Garment Factory outside Phnom Penh” / Courtesy of Lim Sokchanlina]