“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau


Chunchiet Ethnic Minority Village – Northeastern Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Banlung is the provincial capitol for the Ratanakiri Province in Cambodia. Located in the northeastern part of the country, bordering both Vietnam to the east and Laos to the north, it is one of the least visited provinces.

This region is the home of the Chunchiet ethnic minority, which comprise just one percent of Cambodia’s population. They practice animism and ancestor worship and are known for their carved images and monuments they make for their deceased at their graves.

I wonder what this little girl saw in me when I photographed her. She was probably wondering what that big, clumsy looking device in my hand was.

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Taken on: 8th June, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Sam Antonio Photography's page of Flickr

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