Frontline Freelance Register
Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
George is a freelance photojournalist, and the focus of his work covers social conflict and humanitarian issues across Asia. His in-depth photography and editorial provide an often un-reported aspect of current affairs and news.
His research working with landmines has lead to photo essays published in Vice, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Discovery News, The Atlantic, Life Force Magazine, Quest L'édition du soir, Defence World, Geographical Magazine, El Mundo and DFID (United Kingdom Department for International Development). In 2014, his work ‘Perfect Soldiers’ was also selected for a collaborative exhibition entitled ‘Documenting Cambodia’ presented by NGO Insider, and his project covering MDR’s (mine detection rats), ‘Training for the K5 belt’ was selected for the Impact Project and was screened at The Foreign Correspondents Club at the Angkor Photo Festival in 2015, and most recently in October 2016 he was part of a exhibition with Tim Page entitled ''Resilience'' commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords.
Since 2014, George has also been working on a long-term project covering migration, human trafficking and the modern day slave trade. On assignment for The Guardian, The European Union, The European Journalism Centre and Europe Aid, he has been documenting the effects that modern day slavery has on people, their lives and environment. His photographs have been published worldwide, and were also featured on the front page of the East West Centre and the Stanford University WSD Handa Centre’s 2015 report on evaluating the presence of human trafficking in South East Asia, ASEAN. Most recently, part of this project was featured in a collaborative exhibition held at The Guardian offices in London entitled "Faces Of Slavery".
Currently based in Cambodia, George is available for freelance commissions, specialising in the Southeast Asia region.
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Trafficked into slavery
Mrs Roum Touch wife of a formerly trafficked Cambodian farmer who was enslaved on a Thai fishing vessel. "I knew that there were risks involved in my husband trying to find work in Thailand, but we had a new born baby and were struggling to survive on the money that he earned as a construction worker in Cambodia. If I knew now that he was going to be kidnapped and forced to work as a slave on a Thai vessel, I would have begged him to stay. I worried about his safety every day but never thought that this would happen to our family. Moung Tboung Village, Moung Commune, Srey Snom District , Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.