Angkor Chum

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One story that will not feature in the book is one that concerns our family. It also is an exercise in rephotography, in the sense of going back to the same place, and in using photographs again. Angkor Chum is to the west of Siem Reap, and had been under Khmer Rouge control until the Reconciliation Area process started in …

A Sense of Place

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I have been reading James Tyner’s book, The Killing of Cambodia: Geography, Genocide and the Unmasking of Space. It is well established that in defining Year Zero, the Khmer Rouge wanting to arbitrarily re-start the Cambodian clock, with no reference to history or the outside world. This was done as foundation context for the necessary revolution. The KR enrolled time in …