'Harshness, rawness and beauty'

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An image from the exhibition Between Salt and Earth by Vincent de Wilde

'Harshness, rawness and beauty'

Vincent de Wilde works as a senior assistant prosecutor at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, but his passion is photography.

A dual exhibition – Between Salt and Earth (top and bottom left) and Supervivere, Cambodia Today (bottom right) – opening tonight at the Governor’s House Boutique Hotel will feature 20 of De Wilde’s photos taken at Kampot province’s salt fields, as well as 60 from around the rest of Cambodia during De Wilde’s stint in the country.

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“My aim is to bring to light the uniqueness and beauty of this culture and way of life by capturing moments that are true, simple, spontaneous, aesthetic or full of humour,” he said.

“The photos taken in the salt fields show the harshness and rawness of the salt work, but also the beauty and poetry that radiate from this traditional labour and from the open spaces between Bokor Mountain, the sea and the hills of Kep.”

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A portion of all photo sales will go to the NGO Little Hearts International. The launch event for the exhibition is on tonight from 5:30pm at the Governor’s House Boutique Hotel, 3 Mao Tse Toung Boulevard.

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