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Lauren Crothers

I am a Hong Kong-born Irish-Australian journalist and photographer with more than 13 years of experience as a reporter and photojournalist.

Since 2004, I have worked as a staffer for the South China Morning Post, Toronto Star and Cambodia Daily newspapers.

My work has also appeared in The Guardian, The BBC, The Globe and Mail, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Equal Times, Internazionale and Getty Images, as well as with the Anadolu Agency and dpa.

I have been a freelance correspondent and photojournalist since 2014 and I lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 2010 to 2017. I was president of the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia from 2015-2016. I am now based out of Dublin, and am currently in New York.


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Sok Kanthy, 27, has been working as a deminer with HALO for two months. She uses an Ebinger GC tool to detect mines hidden in the ground in the K5 mine belt in Pailin province, Cambodia. From an assignment in 2015 for The Globe and Mail. More work can be seen at



I was invited to speak on ABC Australia's Radio National program about Cambodians' reactions to a refugee deal between the Cambodian and Australian governments. More info can be found here:

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