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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Khmer Portrait

An elderly man in Cambodia walks a remote village dirt road. The man had on black pants, a traditional Khmer color. For someone to be alive at that age, it usually means either he was lucky to have survived the genocide as a victim, or he was a former Khmer soldier himself. He allowed me to take his picture, and then went a little further to comfort a crying child who was sitting in the dirt.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Brian Clopp