Khmer Quotes

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Thanks to input from both Gem and Richard Young (a fellow member of the PhotoBath collective), I think I had a bit of a breakthrough on the exhibition images. That is, to use Khmer text for the quotes, with a small English translation underneath. I believe that this makes the image intrinsically more interesting (maybe Barthes ‘punctum’ for some viewers?). …

Place and Placelessness

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As I have been finalising the book edit, I have increasingly been drawn to maps to help tell the story – both the Khmer Rouge history, and that of the school program. This has prompted me to go back to Edward Relph’s Place and Placelessness, a geography classic. I was introduced to his work by comments in James Tyner’s book, The …