Tag Archives: poverty

January 12

2016 in Retrospect (Part 1 – Phnom Penh: Street Art, Sex Workers and Spiders)

I know I’ve been quite inactive online over the last year or so.  It’s been a crazy year! A large chunk of it involved me in hospital learning to walk again after an intense medical incident.  I won’t bore you with the full details, but basically I was hit by an illness called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. […]

Adam The Big Issue Photojournalism Wesley Mission charity October 27

Anti-Poverty Week 2015 – “Through Our Eyes” Exhibition, Brisbane

This month, I have the pleasure of having some of my images displayed in Brisbane Square Library as part of Wesley Mission’s “Through Our Eyes” photojournalism exhibition for two months from October 11, launched as part of Anti-poverty Week 2015. I also showed a short multimedia presentation at the opening, which was the result of […]

Photo by Adam Robert Young October 08

The day I almost became a father in Saigon!

Just one word: AWKWARD. That’s how I felt when the woman looked into my eyes and asked if I wanted to take her youngest son. It was certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting when I set out on a random walk across the river from my apartment last Sunday morning. Here’s the […]

July 18

Life in the Block

One thing I’ve noted about squatter communities is that they always seem to be quite close-knit groups. I took a trip back to the abandoned apartment block in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City last weekend and discovered that the block is a self-contained residential area, with people not only living and playing in […]

Recycle this!

We all know that China is faces major environmental issues largely as a result of their unfettered industrial development over the last decade and a bit.  What you may not know, however, is that the Chinese have a system of recycling that would rival any developed country.  The question is – is it really such […]