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Children of Smokey Mountain

Children work in the Stung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Thousands of waste pickers lived in the garbage dump until it was closed in 2009. I felt this was a shadow of the rapid economic development that came after the civil war and the genocide of Pol Pot regime.

Awards

Black & White Photo Contest

2023

Honorable Mention

Photojournalism

Professional

Children of Smokey Mountain

Children work in the Stung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Thousands of waste pickers lived in the garbage dump until it was closed in 2009. I felt this was a shadow of the rapid economic development that came after the civil war and the genocide of Pol Pot regime.

About Artist

Satoshi Takahashi

Satoshi Takahashi is a Japanese photojournalist. He was born in 1981 in Akita, Japan. He studied photography at Japan University College of Art Department of Photography. Satoshi began his career as a freelance photojournalist in Cambodia since 2007. He had spent 11 years in the country covering social issues. In October 2018, Satoshi went back to Japan and currently he has been focusing on documenting stories of vanishing cultures in Akita prefecture concurrently with covering Cambodia. His photos have been published in newspapers, magazines around the world. In March 2019, Satoshi won the 38th "Domon Ken Award" for his latest photo book "The Indomitable Spirit of the Cambodian Resistance" that is a compilation of his work in Cambodia from 2013 to 2018, covering the social movements to struggle against the dictatorship. This award is one of the most celebrated documentary photography awards in Japan, and the book was featured as a permanent collection of the Ken Domon Museum of Photography. And also, the book received several international photography awards, including The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), International Photography Awards (IPA), Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) and Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA).

Satoshi Takahashi

Photographic Areas of Focus

People, Photojournalism, Travel

Location

Japan

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