Cambodia for Sale

PhotographerAngel Garcia
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryCorbera de Llobregat, Spain
Photo Date2009
Technical InfoCanon EOS 20D
Entry Description

The estate business is evicting 30 thousand people in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, and the existence of the lake Boeung Kak itself may be in danger. The League for the promotion and defense of the human rights in Cambodja (LICADHO) denounces that 4000 families will be expelled from their homes as a result of the cession -for the next 99 years- of the rights of 133 acres of the shore of the lake and of the lake in the Cambodian company Shukako Inc itself, approved of in February of 2007 for the Prime Minister Hun Sen in exchange for 79 million dollars to give a beginning to a great project urbanization that it contemplates commercial and industrial areas.

About Photographer

Angel Garcia is university degree in Photography from IEFC, Barcelona. Since 2001, he works in the audiovisual world. In 2007, he moves to Cambodia where he will do a more personal photographic job that includes the reports, "Good luck for you, every day" (2007-08), "The Family" (2008) and “Cambodia for Sale” (2009), Santa Bárbara, bendita (2012). As a photographer, he has presented various national and international exhibitions and screenings; In 2008 the screening at International Photojournalism Festival Visa Off-Visa pour l'Image, and in 2009 at the PhotoPhnomPenh Festival, Photography and Journalism Whorkshop of Albarracín and Festival of Photojournalism TRAFIC. In 2009 the exhibition at masART Gallery, Barcelona, in 2010 at Dr. Nopo Gallery, Valencia and 2012 inValid Foto BCN. He has published in various mass media. He receives the first grant CLIC for young photojournalists of Catalonia (2007), the grant of the Photography and Journalism Whorkshop of Albarracín, Spain (2008) and the grant from the Foundation of the National Council of Culture and Arts of the Generalitat of Catalonia (2009).