Charlotte L. Pert

Calling for Love is a photo essay that follows a young indigenous couple living in different rural Cambodian villages. Their relationship dating by phone, illustrates changing indigenous culture, and traditions such as Kreung “Love Huts”,  which have now become redundant due to modern technology. As a National Geographic Explorer telling the story of changing indigenous culture...

Over the years as a photographer working in Cambodia, I’ve spent a lot of time researching the remaining indigenous groups here, but never looked into the effects of the war on culture. From little knowledge and limited resources on the topic, but with a National Geographic Explorer grant and the help of organisations such as the DC-Cam (Documentation Centre of Cambodia), Tuol Sleng Genociide Museum, and the work of scholars such as Sara Colm, I was able to begin uncovering the impacts of war on minority groups....

Changing Indigenous Culture in Cambodia: War, and Now Eight months, 41 days in the field. That involved  7 provinces, 14 buses, 6 cars, 16 days on motorbikes, 2 tuk tuks, 1 river raft, hours of muddy walks, 5 translators, over 20 homestay floors to sleep on, 24 families, 1 MacBook filled with data, 2 digital...