Ryan Plummer Photography
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ryan is currently based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada working as a Unit Stills Photographer in Television and Film.
He graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography.
To view Ryan's on-going creative work, please visit: ryanplummer-creative.com
The Downtown Eastside
CANADA, Vancouver: A city attempts to overcome its societal ills confronting a plague of mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, homelessness and rates of HIV/Aids nearing third world levels. Concurrently, the effected community faces an economic eviction that threatens to uproot its low-income residents from the very same local support networks and innovative social programs meant to reform them in one of the world's most livable cities.
CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh: “The Building" officially known as the Tonle Basaac Apartments or White Building, was a Phnom Penh icon known infamously for prostitution, drugs and child trafficking in modern Cambodia.
“The Building” was originally designed and constructed in the early nineteen sixties as alternative apartment housing for employees of the state.
With the advent of war and a liquidated populace, the modern apartment complex quickly fell into disrepair and began to erode over decades.
After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, “The Building” was occupied by artists from all disciplines mainly for its proximity to the National Theater.
Until it’s recent demolition, this apartment complex was viewed as Phnom Penh's pre-eminent slum: however; a journey into "The Building" reveals much, much more, comprising a unique and strangely beguiling microcosm of Khmer society.