The floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake in Central Cambodia are home to some of the poorest communities of the country. The fishermen and women have lived their lives on the surface of the lake for generations. Climate change, development and over fishing are endangering their lifestyle. But they have nowhere else to go with no other skills than fishing and no land to farm.

Published by Ronald de Hommel

Ronald de Hommel is a Dutch freelance photojournalist based in Paris, France. He specialises in global social subjects relating to environment, development aid and conflict. He is one of the initiators of Disputed Waters. He works for a wide variety of Dutch and international publications and NGO’s. His work is represented by ANP Photo (Netherlands), Babel-Photo (France, Lightmediation (France) and Nazca Pictures (Italy). Website: