Journalist | Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Precarious Construction in Phnom Penh

By Alex Consiglio

Photo essay for Vice News here.

Labourers from the countryside pour into Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh to live and work on the countless high-rise construction projects changing the city’s landscape.

Mostly treated as disposable, temporary workers, they lack the protection of any safety guidelines and many are maimed or killed in workplace accidents.