Category: Phnom Penh

  • They are Marching…

    They are Marching…

    We often look past people working in the streets and move on in a hurryI see them working out of the corner of my eye and can’t help but take a photo with respect. They march through life to provide food and hopefully an education for their family and children. Loaded with hundreds of coconuts,…

  • Black and White Film Photo Walk Phnom Penh

    Black and White Film Photo Walk Phnom Penh

    Walking here in Phnom Penh again with my vintage Nikon FE analog film camera and a single 50mm lens was a homecoming and a photographic exercise. Analog or digital it’s the power of the image that counts! Over the years (2013-2020) I conducted hundreds of photo walks with international photographers.This resulted in an incredible library…

  • DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF CAMBODIA 2023-2024

    DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF CAMBODIA   2023-2024

    best photography tour experience into mystical Cambodia

  • Requiem for Photographer Tim Page

    Requiem for Photographer Tim Page

    Requiem for friend, mentor and legend Tim Page, born 25 May 1944 who passed away from illness at the age of 78, on 24th August 2022. 

  • Cambodia 36 exposures on film in 2022

    Cambodia 36 exposures on film in 2022

    36 Exposures is my homage to the people of Cambodia. It is also my tribute to film photography and my love for magazines and photo’s in print. The days when Tri-X was the preferred roll of film used by many photojournalists. Each roll of film has 36-37 exposures only. ​Michael Klinkhamer worked and lived in…

  • About the most prominent professor of Khmer/Cambodian History and it’s hidden secrets.

    About the most prominent professor of Khmer/Cambodian History and it’s hidden secrets.

    Jean-Michel Filippi is the most prominent professor of linguistics at the Royal University of Phnom Penh- Cambodia.For historical and current Khmer knowledge his website is a great source of information.https://www.publikam.com/en/All pictures taken at the National Museum of Cambodia by MK For more than a century, Angkor Wat has been beyond any reasonable doubt equated with…

  • Phnom Penh Brutalism-Modernism Architecture re-Discovered.

    Phnom Penh Brutalism-Modernism Architecture re-Discovered.

    Brutalism is derived from the French term, beton brut, which translates to “rough concrete”. Phnom Penh Brutalism-Modernist ArchitectureDiscovered in Cambodia before its been demolished. All images by Michael Klinkhamer in Phnom Penh January 2022. This remarkable building in Phnom Penh Cambodia.Chenla Theatre is originally opened in 1969 as the Cinéma d’Etat (State Cinema), the Chenla…

  • On a raw empty stomach in Phnom Penh Cambodia.

    On a raw empty stomach in Phnom Penh Cambodia.

    Phnom Penh 20 January 2022 While we in the west are deliberating over our viruses, self proclaimed problems and media engulfed fake doom. Being back in Phnom Penh after almost two years is wonderful experience and reconnecting with the Cambodian reality again. During my early morning walk to get a coffee and some food I…

  • Urgency for a cataract surgery in Cambodia, and my tribute to W. Eugene Smith.

    Urgency for a cataract surgery in Cambodia, and my tribute to W. Eugene Smith.

    During my Phnom Penh photography walks I regularly came across a small community of the poorest. On a small plot of waste land, right on the edge of the Mekong River. Named Areyksat, its located next to a busy ferry crossing. There are about twenty five or more huts built of waste wood on stilts…

  • Eye (I) Care for Cambodia

    Eye (I) Care for Cambodia

    At least 1 billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.  In 2016 I was asked to do some portraits for an NGO called Seeing is Believing. Two American brothers volunteering for this NGO were in Phnom Penh at the time and managed to find me…