young dance pupil

young dance pupil

young dance pupil


At Phnom Penh classical dance school, a young dancer was going through morning exercise with her classmates under the watchful eyes of her instructor. The instructor (Mrs Vong Metrei) and her mother are the survivors of the Pol Pot persecution in 1975, especially against artists, returned and continue this thousand year tradition that symbolizes the Khmer people and spirit.

I struggled with not wanting to exceed iso800 that limited the shutter speed and shalow DOF in this series.

Taken on: 12th March, 2010. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Khmer dude បុរស​​​ខែ្ម's page of Flickr

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