TODAY brings us to the end of the photo tour of Cambodia as seen through the eyes of Matthew Borys. We finish with the theme of people and faces which FF feels provides a fitting conclusion. Because no matter where we are, at home or abroad in far away places, it is the people that make us feel welcome, and create the true character of their part of the world. Here, in these images we feel that Matthew has caught part of that for us to enjoy.


WWCMD14-MB Fishermen ponder the daily routine as their canoes chug their way through the Kompong Kleary water village where their lives centre. The tiny canoes being the main mode of transport as they go amongst the houses built on stilts high above the water.


 WWCMD14-MB . One of Matthews favourite images from the collection, and it’s not hard to see why.  A local woman works tirelessly in her daily routine amongst the rice fields that are a of the local scene and the staple diet of the people.  A pic that captures the difference in our lifestyles.


WWCMD14-MB  Another image that you have seen before, but worthy of a second look  in this theme of people. School children play in the grounds of their school just a break fro study, and probably showing their excitement at having visitors to their school. wwcmd14-mb11WWCMD14-MB An image that is quiet and serene with a young boy, obviously training for a life of devotion and caring for others as a Buddhist monk by his robes. A beautiful image to contemplate his dedication, and take in the serenity of the peaceful waters of the river behind him. And once again, reflections make their impression in this image. 


 HARVEY NORMAN (QV) Melbourne, and many other photo centers, have been supportive of the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras in their quests.   You will find them just as helpful with all your camera and photographic needs.


About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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