Sala Bai

For a number of years, my creative partners Mike Rogers and Meghan Shea and I have worked closely with the Sala Bai Hotel & Restaurant School in Siem Reap, Cambodia to document the positive work they are doing for the nation’s disadvantaged youth.  We have made photographic reportage and documentary films about this tuition-free hospitality training school and how they provide students with the skills and experience necessary to secure gainful employment in one of the city’s numerous hotels, guesthouses or restaurants. This knowledge, and the resulting economic independence, not only improve the students’ quality of life, but that of their families as well.

This is a portrait series of Sala Bai graduates made at the luxury hotels at which they are employed around Siem Reap.

See more of my Sala Bai work produced in partnership with SanDisk.