Pepper Hill Farm

Pepper Hill Farm, Kampot Province, Cambodia 2019

Pepper growing in Kampot has a history pre-dating even the ancient civilizations of the Angkor Empire. Production reached its peak during the French colonial era in the early to mid-20th century when up to 8,000 tons of pepper were produced per year and exported to France. During the rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s, however, the pepper plantations were destroyed in order to use the land for growing vegetables and rice. When peace returned to the country in the early 1990s, pepper farmer families began to return to their ancestral lands to begin rebuilding their old crafts with the support of development organizations. The Pepper Hill Farm in Cambodia is the first pepper farm to operate organically.

Producer/Assistant: Christopher Jarvis
Genre: Reportage
Camera (digital): Nikon Z6
Nikkor-Z zoom lens 24-70mm/2.8
Nikkor-Z zoom lens 14-30mm/4

Early Morning