Central Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia has to be one of my favourite buildings. Built by the French in the 1930′s Central Market is the largest indoor market in Cambodia and is home to three thousand market stalls selling everything from fruit and veg to jewelry and televisions.
After 70 years of service the market was in need of renovation. The French Development Agency stepped in and renovated the interior and exterior of this iconic building.
While in Cambodia in 2009 I photographed part of the renovation, the photographs can be seen here. One of the images from that series has been included in a book “Central Market: Story of Renovation” which looks at the history of the market and the redevelopment.
It’s been 4 years since I lived in Cambodia and despite visiting a couple of times a year I cannot get enough of the place so I am thrilled that one of my pictures has been included. Also many photographers I know in Cambodia both Khmer and expat have had their work included.
Here is a sneak preview of some of the pages (click each image to enlarge)