Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hailing from the Italian Alps, Thomas Cristofoletti has been working in Southeast Asia as photographer, videographer and drone pilot since 2012.
Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, he’s also the co-founder of RUOM, a collective of journalists specializing in social reportage throughout Asia. He's also one of the photographer of the Watergrabbing Observatory project.
Especially passionate about climate change, Thomas’ long- term project focuses on the effects of development on the Mekong region and on underreported religious practices around the world.
Thomas’ photographs have been featured in international magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Le Monde, Vice, The Financial Times, Forbes and The Global Post.
His work has been featured in campaigns for international NGOs such as USAID, WWF, UNDP, CARE and UNICEF.
He’s fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.
- Breaking news
- RC aerial
- Video capture
“Blood Sugar” is an in-depth piece on the boom of the sugar industry in Cambodia, and the adverse effects this rapid development is having on small-scale farmers and rural communities.
Working in close collaboration, Nicolas Axelrod, Clothilde Le Coz and Thomas Cristofoletti spent several months in 2013 travelling to different areas of Cambodia, investigating and interacting with agro-industry leaders, the affected villagers, and the organizations that are trying to help.
Inside the 969 Movement
“Inside the 969 Movement” is an in-depth piece on the inner workings and consequences of the growing Buddhist-lead anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.
Working in close collaboration, Nicolas Axelrod, Thomas Cristofoletti and Alexandre Marchant, spent three weeks travelling through central Myanmar, investigating and interacting with those who propagate the teachings of this organization.