Cambodia Orphan, Tuerm Lie
Photo and caption by Karim Iliya
Three days before taking this photo, this young Cambodian boy, Lie Tuerm's, father died of tuberculosis in a small village outside Siem Reap. Tuerm's head is shaved in Buddhist mourning for his father. Customary to his village's traditions, the house was torn down, and a new one built beside it. A group of volunteer international students from China and I worked with the local village men to build the new house and plant fruit trees.
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia