In the fall of 2009 I headed to Siem Reap, Cambodia to work on a number of personal projects. One of those was photographing the lives of those that clear landmines. It's estimated that somewhere between 4 to 6 million landmines and other types of ordnance (hand grenades to rockets to carpet bombs) remain throughout the country as a result of two separate wars.
Going out with the fully-Khmer run Cambodia Self Help Demining (CSHD) allowed for the opportunity to see the local NGO in action. Often those in rural parts of the country are left waiting for the help of organizations like CSHD; all the while trying to live, farm, and move on with their lives long after the fighting has ended.