Doug Going Photography

Girl in Ruins in Angkor, Cambodia

Undone

Angkor, Cambodia

Ruin in Angkor, CambodiaThe ancient ruins of the once great Khmer empire of Angkor are truly an awe-inspiring sight. However, within the midst of this magnificent archeological treasure lies a very distressing current day story. Like the fragile ruins themselves, a child’s life in Cambodia can be just as fragile, teetering on the edge of destruction. Cambodia is one of the poorest nations in all of Asia, with a staggering one half of its annual budget coming from foreign aid. Infant mortality rates are among the highest in all of South-East Asia, with nearly one in five children dieing before reaching the age of five. And, with other seemingly insurmountable obstacles such as disease, poor drinking water and child sex trade, this young girl’s face speaks volumes for a life coming undone.