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Steff Gruber

Railway Community

The Railway Community is located alongside railway tracks in Phnom Penh. The families live in small self-built shacks and spread out over the train tracks during the day, which are still in use. Like many landless poor Phnom Penh families, the Railway Community faces eviction.

Awards

Black & White Photo Contest

2023

Honorable Mention

Photojournalism

Professional

Railway Community

The Railway Community is located alongside railway tracks in Phnom Penh. The families live in small self-built shacks and spread out over the train tracks during the day, which are still in use. Like many landless poor Phnom Penh families, the Railway Community faces eviction.

About Artist

Steff Gruber

Steff Gruber (1953) is a Swiss photographer and filmmaker. He worked as a press photographer for Keystone Press and was one of the first filmmakers to explore the docudrama genre. He became internationally known with his documentary LOCATION AFRICA about the filming of COBRA VERDE, the last collaboration between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski. His award-winning films have been shown at various international film festivals. Based on his interest in documentaries, Steff Gruber began shooting photo stories in various countries, focusing, in particular, on human interest subjects and humanist concerns. Visiting places and people on repeated occasions, many of his photo series were produced over a period of several years. In 2020 Steff Gruber opened the LUMIERE.GALLERY for digital photo exhibitions. Steff Gruber is a member of the Swiss Association of Journalists and Photographers IMPRESSUM.

Photographic Areas of Focus

Fine Art, People, Photojournalism, Portrait

Location

Switzerland

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