One of the legacies of all the troubles in Camodia is lots of people with mine related injuries. Without much of a social security system some have formed into bands performing at temples around Siem Reap.
This group were at Ta Prohm where they played and sold CDs of traditional music.
To one side of the photo is an artificial leg belonging to one of the performers. Others had a variety of injuries - at least 2 were blind and most had part of a limb missing.
Taken with the groups permission after buying a CD.
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jadesgran (4286) 2012-01-14 22:28
How sad! I`m so pleased you bought a C.D.to help them a little.You have captured the sadness on their faces which makes me feel very humble.
Best Wishes Gladys
axiotea (21649) 2012-01-15 7:11
I've not been to Siem Reap but I've seen many people with missing leg/arm... in Phnom Penh and in other provinces.
The two musicians in FG on the left side seem to be blind!
Hope for them, people are buying their CD's....
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-01-16 8:38
The photo is poignant. I admire the solidarity of these people, victims of war or its consequences, that keep the desire to make themselves useful and hope through music. A beautiful image, and a nice lesson. Bravo.
Have a nice day
skippy007 (12510) 2012-01-23 18:41
A beautiful image Ian & a little moving. The expression on the faces says it all. Your $10 were well spent, you should be commended.
thebest (4202) 2013-01-07 17:25
Interesting notes & a little sad - I am sure you helped by purchasing their CD.
The colours are very nice - the artificial leg '' oh dear '' still it is a reminder of how lucky & blessed we are to have everything in mind body & spirit... these poor souls aren't happy in this photo but you can tell the music is important to them.
'' A HAPPY NEW YEAR ''
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9947)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Indo China
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-14 21:27