In 2016, Meta House has cooperated with the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) for the on-going multi-media-project THE GREEN NET, which focuses on the working and living conditions of 13 female construction workers in Cambodia. The first project leg was led by two female Cambodian professionals: Neak Sophal (photographer) and Chea Kesorphearom (researcher/blogger). Neak Sophal (28), the graduate of the Royal University of Fine Arts, is considered one of the rising talents of the Cambodian art scene. In 2013, she won the Angkor Photo Festival, in Siem Reap. Based on Kesor’s research, Neak Sophal has been portraying 13 female construction workers on construction sites in and around Phnom Penh. The resulting photos were exhibited as large-sized prints with short captions in English and Cambodian language.
The women’s stories