Melissa Tessler Children of Phnom Penh

May 4–29,  2020

Forty years after the Khmer Rouge was defeated, many Cambodian families continue to suffer from the effects of the brutal regime. Disparities between the elite and poor are beyond measure. Despite often dire circumstances, the children of Phnom Penh are resilient. These photographs represent just a few of those children that Tessler had the opportunity to spend time with between 2015 and 2016.