|FHI 360 shot used for international conference on HIV/AIDS in Asia..|
I have had the chance to shoot a couple of shorts projects for American NGO FHI 360, one in Dhaka, Bangladesh and one in Cambodia.
As an extreme counterpoint to my day job as a kids photographer I love going back to Cambodia, where I spent six years in 1990s, to photograph people at the other end of the spectrum. All images are used by FHI 360 promote it's work in some very tough places.
Targeting family planning, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, mainly in urban areas, I have accompanied their staff to some intense locations. Photographing junkies shooting up in the back of a busy abattoir in Old Dhaka. Trying to sneak a shot in at a Siem Reap massage parlour while the owner told me I couldn't shoot. Into a slum in Phnom Penh's north end, where a smart 24 year old girl explained how she had been working the streets since she was 13 years old. And how she and her friends smoked meth every night after work. Or shooting hijra transgendered sex workers in the public parks of Dhaka, waiting for customers.
A few shots from those projects. More on my site.
|Junkies, Old Dhaka (FHI 360)|
|25 years a junkie, Old Dhaka|
|Waiting for methadone, Phnom Penh|
|Waiting for clients, Cambodia (FHI 360)|
|At 24, 11 years on the streets. Phnom Penh |
|Waiting for clients on the riverside, Phnom Penh|
|Hijra waiting for clients, Dhaka|
|Peer educator, Phnom Penh|
|FHI 360: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Asia|