Much as a marketplace is where day-to-day business transactions are carried out, Siem Reap marketplaces are also spaces where the children eventually grow up to inherit, almost akin to becoming a neighbourhood of sorts.
Singaporean photographer Zinkie Aw was inspired by how mothers in the area make use of each allotted space situated from within a hustle-and-bustle larger world.
Mothers turn each shopfront into a playground; a sanctuary for their little ones to grow up in.
In all likelihood, each child would eventually grow up to replace their parents’ roles in this society.
Zinkie Aw, 2012 (Singapore)
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