The Camera as Judge and Executioner

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As I develop the Cambodia Project for my Falmouth MA in Photography, the need to research is clear. Archiving the Unspeakable, by Michelle Caswell, is a fascinating read. It deals with the role of photographic archives in the activities of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, now the Genocide Museum, in Phnom Penh. Every visitor to the …


International Women’s Day

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Early in 2000, we were privileged to be helping Save the Children and the Siem Reap Provincial Education Authority in the Khmer Rouge Reconciliation Areas of Cambodia. The people had suffered terribly, being cut off from the rest of the country since 1979, the “official” end of the Khmer Rouge everywhere else. Reconciliation in these areas only really started in …