A beautiful young Cambodian woman performs in Siem Riep. Cambodians are rightfully proud of the beauty of the dance and the dancers. Training the hands begins at a young age with the fingers of the girls pressed backwards by the teacher. Whether or not these women make a good living, I don’t know, but surely it is a glamorous job.
A young woman rows her floating shop on Cambodia’s Tonle Lake. She visits homes and fishing boats. She, too, is part of a tradition: the tradition of selling goods from small boats. Bangkok used to be famous for it’s floating market, but it has disappeared except for one market that exists mainly for tourists. I don’t think this woman will be out of a job any time soon. She is too necessary for the housewives in the many floating villages on the lake.