Bronze 2015 / People / Life Style

Verge Community

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    Bronze in People/Life Style
  • Photographer
    Thomas Phoon

Along Pi, a rubbish dump site just 30 kilometers away from the tourism city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Every day tonnes of waste are dumped here, forming mountains of toxic compounds and an accompanying stench that is as overpoweringly putrid as it is unimaginable. Some of the workers are children, hundreds of poverty - stricken locals are forced to wade through the filth in a bid to find valuable which they can sell.