This work is from a exhibition of 80 photographs and text, called Cambodia: Crossing the River, documenting Cambodia from a development perspective. I first visited the country in 1991 to photograph the re-construction of classical dance at the Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh and have subsequently traveled back six times, most recently in 2008 to again document, Khmer classical dance.
James Wasserman is an editorial photographer working out of Beijing and Shanghai, China. His work focuses on environmental portraiture, reportage and travel photography. Clients like Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Inc. ESPN, Target, The Wall Street Journal, Eurasianet, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, ITVS, HBO, NIKE, Villanova University, Silkroad, Outpost, Ferrari, Women’s Wear Daily and many others have worked with James for editorial features shoots and marketing campaigns. When he’s not doing editorial work he’s focused on documentary projects that explore China’s explosive growth.