McDermott’s pictures are not just beautiful but iconic. . . . dreamlike photos that look as though they were taken in an ancient, forgotten world.
— The New York Times
 

John McDermott first came to Angkor in 1995 to witness a total eclipse of the sun. Inspired by the otherworldly light of the eclipse, he spent several years creating a definitive portrait of the ancient temples and the living Cambodian culture around them. Now Angkor is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world, with millions of visitors a year. The images that John captured of quiet temples surrounded by forest and village life are fast receding into history.

 
 

John now makes his home in Cambodia, and his photography is on exhibit at his two galleries in Siem Reap, Cambodia.