CLIMBING TO THE HEAVENS: PRAYING IN DANGER ZONE

Indonesia (2017)

Hundreds of Balinese Hindus trekked up Mount Agung—an active volcano predicted to erupt—to attend a Purnama Kapat ceremony at the iconic Pura Besakih temple deep in the danger zone. (Published in VICE)

Living Dangerously: Inside Bali Evacuation Camp

Indonesia (2017)

Villagers on Bali's Mount Agung were forced to flee when the volcano began threatening to erupt in September, including to this sports center crowded with over 1,500 evacuees. (Published in VICE)

Life After the Mud: Indonesia's Mudflow Disaster

Indonesia (2016)

Indonesia's longest, ongoing disaster began in 2006, when scalding mud burst violently in a quiet field in Sidoarjo, East Java. The mud engulfed 12 villages and displaced over 39,000. (Published in Foreign Policy)

Weight Shouldered: Mining Sulphur on Mount Ijen

Indonesia (2014)

At this tourist site, workers risk the daily treacherous climb into the crater to haul sulphur. Many suffer chronic injuries as their lungs wither in the toxic fumes. (Published in National Geographic Traveler Indonesia)

Kingdom's Queens: Phnom Penh's Drag Divas

Cambodia (2014)

Gaga Rainbow took her stage name from her idol, Lady Gaga. She and fellow performers moved to the capital from the countryside, away from those who shun their queerness. (Published in The Cambodia Daily)

Imperiled Earth: Cambodia's Indigenous and Climate Change

Cambodia (2015)

Hilltribes in Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces have long relied on forests. Plantations and mining concessions are depleting their resources and ability to adapt to climate change. (Published in The Cambodia Daily)

Ancestral Return: Pchum Ben Festival

Cambodia (2014)

During this annual Buddhist festival, the spirits of ancestors are believed to return to earth. Families gather at pagodas across the country, like this one atop a hill in Sihanoukville, to provide offerings for the "hungry ghosts."

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