Cambodia Project

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  • Cambodian Photography – Part 2 July 12, 2018 As noted in the previous post, Cambodian photography is developing, though it’s clear that the hiatus of the Khmer Rouge years and subsequent Vietnamese administration ... Read more...
  • Negatives July 12, 2018 Interesting webinar with Cemre, Sarah, Danny & Ant. We were sharing our exhibition thinking, including Landings. Amongst other things, I shared the experimental ‘negatives’ work ... Read more...
  • Installation July 11, 2018 Just trying to pull together some ideas on a possible installation – not for August, as part of Landings, but looking to the future. I envisage ... Read more...
  • Cambodian Photography – Part 1 July 5, 2018 Arguably, Dith Pran (1942 – 2008) is the most famous of Cambodian photographers. His story, working with foreign journalists, before the Khmer Rouge takeover, and subsequent ... Read more...
  • Showing the Hidden July 4, 2018 The Landings Exhibition is in preparation, and there is a call for entries. At the same time, I am continuing to explore the idea of ‘traces’ ... Read more...
  • Cambodia – 2000 July 2, 2018 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 ... Read more...
  • Documentary & Art June 29, 2018 Had a very good webinar today with Cemre and Yas. Just want to jot my thoughts down here, not in any particular order. Cemre asked about ... Read more...
  • Postcards June 25, 2018 In Week Three Reflections, I noted some thoughts about how I might bring alive an installation / exhibition of the Cambodia project. That, pause being pushed ... Read more...
  • Week Three Reflections June 25, 2018 For this week’s reflections, a little late, a few questions stood out. How could your subjects be influencing you and your approach? Well, unfortunately that has been ... Read more...
  • Pop June 21, 2018 I have been experimenting with some of the ‘traces’ work, not least as a couple of the images have been chosen for the PhotoBath exhibition ... Read more...
  • Trailer June 19, 2018 One of the tasks for Week 2 was to create a 2 minute trailer for our projects. A little late, but here it is.  Soundtrack: The Industrialism ... Read more...
  • Rephotography June 13, 2018 In preparation for the next Cambodia trip, taking Cemre’s advice, I’ll be looking at the implications of this project for our family. As noted elsewhere, our ... Read more...
  • Here we go again … June 11, 2018 Slick system. Applied at 10:04 this morning. Got confirmation at 10:08! The planned trip is from July 22 for a couple of weeks, meeting old colleagues, friends ... Read more...
  • Ghosts, Traces & Stories June 9, 2018 I am looking for ways to tell today’s story whilst also bringing yesterday’s in front of the viewer. Anyone who has visited a Genocide Museum, anywhere ... Read more...
  • It’s Not All About Genocide June 8, 2018 It has always been my intent to go back and re-imagine the journey that we took with Sarath, though I have, to now, seen that ... Read more...
  • A Place Over Time June 4, 2018 In the first week of Surfaces & Strategies, we were asked to consider a ‘Place over Time’, with these steps: Choose a previously made image that ... Read more...
    All Positions & Practice Posts
  • Week Eleven Reflections April 29, 2018 I think this week I had a creative breakthrough. As noted before, I am interested in ‘traces’, aftermath photography. Sophie Ristelhueber‘s work comes to mind. And ... Read more...
  • Traces April 17, 2018 I am considering ways to use post-processing in the representation of traces, as part of the Cambodia project. The intent is to heighten emotional engagement ... Read more...
  • Week Nine Reflections April 13, 2018 Very interesting discussion on my self-critique and my recent work in today’s webinar. Thank you Gary, Danny, Ashley, Emma & Howard. Not going to go into ... Read more...
  • Oral Presentation – Final April 1, 2018  YouTube Original April 17th, 1975, after years of war, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh. Within twenty-four hours they emptied the city of 2 million people, and ... Read more...
  • Week Seven Reflections – Peer Challenge March 21, 2018 There were two main activities this week. First, I was challenged by Danny North to talk to 4 strangers, get some of their ‘story’, and then ... Read more...
  • Week Six Reflections – Draft Oral Presentation March 11, 2018 This week, some very simple reflections, as the focus was on getting a draft Oral Presentation done. To say it was a scramble was an understatement. ... Read more...
  • Oral Presentation – Draft March 8, 2018  April 17th, 1975, after years of war, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh. Within twenty four hours they emptied the city of around 2 million people, ... Read more...
  • Week Five Reflections – Phnom Penh March 6, 2018 This week most of the reflection must be about Cambodia, scoping for my project. I arrived on Thursday 1st, and leaving today, the 6th. A truly ... Read more...
  • Week Four Reflections – Collaboration February 24, 2018 It was huge fun to collaborate with Corin Rossouw, Howard Pratt and Rob Jones, on a short multimedia project, ‘The Journey‘. The project forced me to ... Read more...
  • Constructs and Seeing February 24, 2018 In talking with Steph Cosgrove about my documentary work at the recent Falmouth ‘Face 2 Face’, she was good enough to share some videos about the image ... Read more...
  • Week Three Reflections February 21, 2018 What a great week, spilling over into week four, and dominated by the Falmouth Face to Face. I’ll try to break my (over loaded) thoughts into ... Read more...
  • The Camera as Judge and Executioner February 15, 2018 As I develop the Cambodia Project for my MA, the need to research is clear. Archiving the Unspeakable, by Michelle Caswell, is a fascinating read. ... Read more...
  • Week Two Reflections February 10, 2018 Four overall thoughts: It’s all totally fascinating I am reading and writing too much, and need to get out and shoot more Really enjoying the interaction with my ... Read more...
  • Qs week 2 – 1st presentation – “Multiple media and Interdisciplinary practices” February 5, 2018 Q: What does the moving image tell you about the still photographic image? The presentation did a great job in illustrating the similarities and differences of ... Read more...
  • Morning email February 5, 2018 Having my (essential) morning coffee, and opened my email. In the old days, it was a rather painstaking process of having passports and documents checked on ... Read more...
  • Other than … Year Zero February 4, 2018 In April 1994, Ingrid and I first visited Cambodia, with our three youngest children. Michala was 6, Victoria was 4, and Dan was just over ... Read more...
  • A Poet not a Logician February 3, 2018 I am a rather ‘logical’ person. My BA is in Mathematics and Philosophy. I have an MSc in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HEC. ... Read more...
  • P&P Week One Reflections February 2, 2018 Exhilarated. Really excited to be part of an academically strong, creatively challenging program – great faculty, and very talented students. One of my goals in joining ... Read more...
  • Possible Cambodia documentary project January 24, 2018 We first visited Cambodia in 1994, with our three youngest children, Michala, Vicky & Dan. Dan was 18 months old at the time. And we ... Read more...