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Photographer Captures Cambodia’s Rapid Changes

Transitioning Cambodia is ‘a historical documentation’ of contemporary change in Cambodia. Photographer Nicholas Axelrod is a founding member of Ruom, a visual journalist collective in Cambodia.
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July 07, 2011 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A resident of Boeung Kak rows a wooden boat against a storm moving in over Phnom Penh. The new buildings of the Council of Ministers and the office of the Prime Minister can be seen in the background. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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July 07, 2011 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A resident of Boeung Kak rows a wooden boat against a storm moving in over Phnom Penh. The new buildings of the Council of Ministers and the office of the Prime Minister can be seen in the background. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

March 27, 2009 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A child plays in muddy water that is spraying out of a broken pipe, the pipes are pumping sand into a natural lake in Borei Reakreay community. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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March 27, 2009 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A child plays in muddy water that is spraying out of a broken pipe, the pipes are pumping sand into a natural lake in Borei Reakreay community. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

Jan. 24, 2009 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Residents flee a bulldozer as it charges into rubble of destroyed homes during the forced eviction of Dey Krahorm. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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Jan. 24, 2009 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Residents flee a bulldozer as it charges into rubble of destroyed homes during the forced eviction of Dey Krahorm. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

July 27, 2012 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Camko city, an urban development project three kilometres north of central Phnom Penh. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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July 27, 2012 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Camko city, an urban development project three kilometres north of central Phnom Penh. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

August 23, 2010 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A worker dismantles a house on Boeung Kak. Residents had the option of accepting 8500 dollars in compensation or receive 500 dollars to relocate to housing provided by the developers on the outskirts of the capital. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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August 23, 2010 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A worker dismantles a house on Boeung Kak. Residents had the option of accepting 8500 dollars in compensation or receive 500 dollars to relocate to housing provided by the developers on the outskirts of the capital. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

December 04, 2013 – Kampong Thom, Cambodia. Monks get ready on day four of a ten day Human Rights march into Phnom Penh on National Road 6. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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December 04, 2013 – Kampong Thom, Cambodia. Monks get ready on day four of a ten day Human Rights march into Phnom Penh on National Road 6. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

Jan. 27, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Radio station owner, Mom Sonando (not pictured) and his supporters clash with riot police during a demonstration demanding the government expand his radio's reach and allow him to open a TV station. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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Jan. 27, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Radio station owner, Mom Sonando (not pictured) and his supporters clash with riot police during a demonstration demanding the government expand his radio's reach and allow him to open a TV station. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

March 30, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sales people talk on the phone during an Expo about Cambodia on Koh Pich or Diamond Island. Satellite cities have been developed all around the Phnom Penh, offering kit houses in vast residential complexes. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom
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March 30, 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sales people talk on the phone during an Expo about Cambodia on Koh Pich or Diamond Island. Satellite cities have been developed all around the Phnom Penh, offering kit houses in vast residential complexes. © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

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