Photo © Steff Gruber
Theravada Buddhist Monastery Cambodia
Theravada Buddhism has been the Cambodian state religion since the 13th century (except during the Khmer Rouge period). Now it is estimated that over 95 percent of the population is Buddhist.
My photo-reportage in 2019 also took me to a Wat near Kampot in the south of Cambodia. I could observe the life of the monks for several days. In this selection I show the morning school lesson.
Steff Gruber SWITZERLAND
Steff Gruber (1953) is a Swiss photographer and filmmaker. He worked as a press photographer for Keystone Press and was one of the first filmmakers to deal with the docudrama genre. He became internationally known with his documentary LOCATION AFRICA, about the shooting of Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski for the film COBRA VERDE. His award-winning films were shown at various international film festivals.
Based on his interest in documentaries, Gruber began shooting photo stories in various countries that focused, in particular, on human interest subjects and humanist concerns. He produced many of his photo series over a period of several years, visiting places and people on repeated occasions.
In April 2020 Steff Gruber opened the Lumiere.Gallery with the aim of offering photographers a platform through digital photo exhibitions.
Steff Gruber is a member of the Swiss Association of Journalists and Photographers IMPRESSUM.
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