Below is an audio slideshow of my work on the aftermath of the Cambodian stampede. For licensing please email me - email@example.com - and visit my gallery or search for more images in my archive.
The military, police and event planners denied responsibility of overcrowding on the bridge, which to me, critically speaking, is clearly a failure in caring and preserving the safety of their people. I rarely cover news events such as these. It was very difficult for me to photograph at the morgue as families came to identify their loved ones. Most of the people I photographed (at the morgue) gave me permission to take their pictures. I felt it was only right to ask.
Since the tragedy on Monday night, hundreds of people have come to the bridge (and island) to watch while the disco lights flicker. One young man called it, "ghost island." For many in disbelief, this has been a way to face the tragedy. Some take pictures. Others just sit for hours watching not knowing what else to do.
Thursday, Nov. 25 marked the day of national mourning. Hundreds of people came to pay their respects and chanted Buddhist prayers. (I am also working on another slideshow with this chanting audio).
*(also please note the music disclaimer in the credit).