“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese
Glen Bosman was born in the 1954 and grew up and educated in Western Australia. After graduating from the University of Western Australia in 1976 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree he commenced his initial working career as an accountant and finance analyst/executive in both the professional and commercial worlds.
In 2007, he first travelled to Cambodia. Burning images of children living on Phnom Penh’s garbage dump became the trigger not only for his interest in photography, but also for a special journey and life changing experience.
The Cambodian photos, whilst in part reflecting on its history, focuses on the aftermath of the brutal Pol Pot regime. Glen’s story and photo journal through Cambodia has been documented in the release of his new book, Beauty Within Darkness: Letters from Cambodia.
In 2008, together with Don Hancey and Candice Stanley and others, he assisted in formalising the West Australian based charity YesCambodia.org of which he is now the chairman.He is also the managing director and half owner of the vertically integrated seafood export business, Southern Trading Australia Pty Ltd.
In October, 2012 Glen completed his first book, Beauty Within Darkness: Letters from Cambodia. The story provides a fascinating and often disturbing insight into Cambodia and its people. It is the culmination of five years of travelling and the documentation of his journey through exotic Cambodia as told through photography, poetry and letters.
Glen is currently working on his next book, a journey into the heart of Africa, which is planned for release in late 2013.