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Cambodia’s land mines

I stumbled upon this image in January’s issue of Nat Geo (which is a fantastic magazine to subscribe to, they have the best photographs ever) and I really wanted to share it with you guys.

It was taken by Nat Geo photographer Lynn Johnson and it was about the recovery of Cambodia and her people from the devastating effects that landmines left behind from wars have inflicted.

-Lynn Johnson, Nat Geo

The captions run as such: Visitors to a bar pay to have fish clean dead skin from their feet while musicians, some missing legs, play for tourists in Siem Reap. As reminders of a painful past, mine survivors often face discrimination.

This image is fantastic in highlighting the differences of those who have and those who have not (in more ways than one). It’s beautiful in composition and emotional as well. The contrast that is drawn – it’s an absolutely brilliant image (and beautiful too, when it runs across 1 and a half pages).

You might not be able to get your hands on the article but wow; what an image.

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