Setting Up

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Sarath arrived safely from Phnom Penh very early on December 2nd. It is lovely to be able to share this week with him directly. We found ourselves talking early in the morning, reflecting on the experiences we have shared in the past twenty years, and also talking about Cambodian history and politics. We had some last minute prep to do, …

Week Sixteen Reflections

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Today is Deepavali / Diwali, the traditional festival of light, when there is victory over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance, and a most appropriate day for reflection. The final words in Melissa Miles’ latest book, Photography, Truth and Reconciliation sum up the role of photography in bringing light where there is or has been darkness. ‘ … the nexus …