I held an exhibition
of photographs from the visit at Gallery 1885 in Kennington. This is part of The Camera Club, one of the oldest photographic societies in the world. The gallery is named after the year in which the society was founded.

The exhibition ran for three weeks in Spring 2007. Limited-edition prints were sold, with all profits going to Unicef.

Quite a few of the photos
have also been used in and on Unicef publications, including the front cover of the 2008 Unicef diary.


I am not prone to hyperbole, but I have to say that the trip was one of the most inspiring experiences of my life.

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the trip, and to plans for the exhibition ...

Hugh Mehta (Unicef UK), Jeanie Seto (Unicef Switzerland) and all the field staff from Unicef Cambodia involved in hosting our visit: Thazin Oo, Rodney Hatfield, Persy So, Mark Vergara, Julia Rees, Hilda Winarta, Kim Hor, Meg Smith, Cecelia Dy, Kirsten Karlstrom, Bonich Minh, Chem Phalla, Channra Chum and Karen Yoo. They put together an amazing itinary, looked after us really well and coped with our flood of questions both before and during the trip.

The teachers, villagers, government officials and commune council members who received us so warmly, and gave us a glimpse into their work and their lives.

Andrew Fowler and Paul Samuels from for all their work in organising and supporting both the visit and the broader project.

Rachel Argyle for her PR work on the exhibition.

Chris Pollard for the loan of a backup camera body, and Gary Smith for his offer of the same.

And finally to my fellow travellers for excellent company: Sabine Ecker, Laura Horwith, Efrain Ribeiro, Winfried Hagenhoff and Mike Penford.