These images form my collective memory, a hastily stitched together tableau of the ephemeral, the fleeting, the undulating that I feel, but can't convery tangibly; they are what it feels like to be young and away. While the imagery is not false, the motif's sole intent is to be affecting, not specifically truthful. Fleeting faces become paried with sentiments that together refract throughout the eroding landscape of my rememberance. Read through the visual syntax of photography, this narrative series follows a voyage into being that oscillates between direct confrontation and voyeuristic observation.

In a country marked by extremely diverse geography and synthesis of ethnicities, I focused on photographically combining the two. Each portrait is paired with a regionally related landscape, allowing the two to paint a clearer image of Peru.

A migration that began in the familiar landscapes of Spain and headed East to the farthest reaches of Europe. What started as an inkling curiousity into the break-up of Former Yugoslavia ended in this series of photographs, observations of a people and a place that are starting over.

> Young and Away


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Veronica Hansen

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Veronica Hansen is a freelance photographer available worldwide. 

 


Kampong Thom is a province in the middle of the Cambodian countryside. Rural farming villages are connected by sun-drenched roads and palm trees touch the sky. This series serves as a brief insight into the daily lives and people of this region. The three black and white introductory images represent how I understand Cambodians: entrenched in history, hard working, and spirited. The color portaits aim to fill in the details by photographing subjects in their home or work environment.

Kampong Thom

Tapic Temple
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Children jumping into a river in Chhouk Khsauoh District
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Hands of a plam juice harvester
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
S'Mey Smass, temple guard at Samboupkeykuk
Tra Lang Ropeak, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Yeah Taom, who has lived as a nun for 15 years
Santuk Mountain, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Young boy bringing back cows from grazing through a cashew grove
Dong Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Young girl peering out from house
Dong Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Vouit in her classroom at Chea Sim High School
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Loic at his school desk at Chea Sim High School
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Young girl carrying branches
Sampov Meass, Sampov Prak Pagoda, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Young women on moto going to a wedding
Traw Peang Svay, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Young boy playing with tire on the river banks
Sampov Meass, Sampov Prak Pagoda, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Rice field worker, Mow
Poum Thmey Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Long Soeun, who lost his legs to a landmine in 1994, in his home
Poum Thmey Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Fish Vendor in the Kampong Thamar Market
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Nee, palm juice harvester
Poum Thmey Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Phang, mother of seven, sitting in the doorway of her home
Dong Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Young girl collecting shells
Poum Thmey Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Luc, 14-years-old, climbing a tree
Traw Peng Svay Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia
Lao Teang leading cattle
Poum Thmey Village, Kampong Thom, Cambodia