Cambodia – 2000

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This week I am going through the archives, for re-photography purposes, as on my next trip I will be travelling up to Anlong Veng, and I want to ‘remember’ our first visit there. I plan to retrace our road trip to Anlong Veng from Siem Reap. As noted elsewhere, we first visited the ex Khmer Rouge ‘Reconciliation Area’ around Anlong Veng …

The Cruel Radiance – Susie Linfield

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I just read The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political violence, by Susie Linfield (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and found it totally fascinating. Essentially, Linfield challenges the idea that photography of political violence exploits the subject and panders to the viewer’s voyeuristic tendencies. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images, and learning how to see people in them, …