Verge Angel

PhotographerThomas Phoon Ngai Voon
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This is a story about children living alongside the railway track of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The poor families formed a little community right in the heart of the city, alongside the railway tracks and an old abandoned depot. The adults are forced to work long hours daily to earn a meagre sum that they have very less time to take care of their children, leaving them with the elders at home. Most of the children do not go to school because their parents cannot afford to, and education comes along when volunteers donate old books for them, thus they linger around their surroundings which they consider their playground and home.