Cambodia Project Development

Final Major Project Posts
  • FMP Week One Reflections June 9, 2019 Well, here we go. the end of the first week of Final Major Project, although (based on my CRJ writings), it does seem to have ... Read more...
  • Venue for FMP Installation June 7, 2019 I got confirmation today that I have two weeks at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, December 4th onwards (effectively until Christmas).  This is ... Read more...
  • Pecha Kucha Feedback June 5, 2019 Had the first proper 1-1 with Wendy on the FMP, around the Pecha Kucha. I think it’s fair to say Wendy really liked the presentation and ... Read more...
  • Pecha Kucha June 4, 2019  1 In 1994 we made our first visit to Cambodia. Here is the beautiful Ta Prohm, in Angkor. But we soon realised that the country was ... Read more...
  • My Practice and Slide Film June 2, 2019 In the FMP, I will be re-looking at my photographic and other archives. Pretty much from the start of my photography, I used 35mm slide film. ... Read more...
  • Webinar with Wendy April 30, 2019 Had a very good ‘kick-off’ conversation with Wendy, today. We talked a little about the FMP process, and where I was on the Cambodian project. I ... Read more...
  • Book Design Inspiration April 30, 2019 In searching for inspiration for the book design, Vicky found Anna Kremenetskaya’s work, for a book on the Berlin Wall. We were both taken by ... Read more...
Informing & Contexts Posts
Positions & Practice Posts
  • 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...
  • Positions and Practice 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...
  • The Cruel Radiance – Susie Linfield March 18, 2018 I just read The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political violence, by Susie Linfield (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and found it totally fascinating. Essentially, Linfield ... 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...
  • The Camera as Judge and Executioner February 15, 2018 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 ... 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...
  • 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...
Surfaces & Strategies Posts
  • Book Dummy August 20, 2018 Now that I have completed selection of images for the Work in Progress portfolio, and finished Landings, it seemed right to update the book dummy. I ... Read more...
  • Week Ten Reflections – Landscape, Context and WIP August 12, 2018 My reflections this week are about my photographic approach to ‘aftermath’. Christian Schwager, a Swiss photographer, made a series My Lovely Bosnia (2003 – 2005), around the still-present ... Read more...
  • Negative Traces August 5, 2018 The impact of the Genocide of 1975-1979 is still, in many ways, hidden. It is visible only in traces, both physical and psychological. My project is ... Read more...
  • Week Nine reflections – Cambodian Narrative August 4, 2018 It was a very busy but productive time in Cambodia. My reflections this week (partly whilst sitting on the plane home) are about clarifying the narrative. ... Read more...
  • Week Eight Reflections – Cambodia – My Practice July 29, 2018 Another intense week. I left London on Saturday morning, having completed a 4 day, full-on shoot with Andrew Mlangeni. I arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday ... Read more...
  • Conversation with Lukas Birk July 13, 2018 Following an introduction from Cemre, had a terrific conversation today with Lukas Birk. I explained a little of my background, motivations and the Cambodia project itself. These ... 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...
  • 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 rephotography purposes, as on my next trip I will be travelling up to Anlong Veng, and ... 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...
Sustainable Prospects Posts
  • Week Nine Reflections – Reconciliation November 23, 2018 My main reflections at the moment are about reconciliation. First, how to I reconcile my work in Cambodia as a photographer, with that of an educator? ... Read more...
  • S-21 Data November 21, 2018 Youk Chhang, of DC-Cam (Documentation Center of Cambodia), provided me with data coming from research associated with the UN sponsored Tribunal. In a 2017 email, he ... Read more...
  • Week Seven Reflections – Paris Photo November 14, 2018 It was the week of a Falmouth Face to Face around Paris Photo, which we combined with family time in the city. Here’s my reflections ... Read more...
  • Week Six Reflections – Part Two November 5, 2018 I sometimes try to separate the photographic focus of the MA, and my personal role as a ‘Cambodian Educator’, of almost twenty years standing, as ... Read more...
  • Week Six Reflections – Part One November 5, 2018 These are some thoughts on week two of my Cambodia trip. As noted last week, the main purpose is to see how much progress I can make ... Read more...
  • A Prayer from Hell November 5, 2018 In Phnom Penh last week, I met Youk Chhang for the first time. The visit including a lot of such networking activities, in order to ... Read more...
  • Gatiloke, Genocide and the Narrative November 3, 2018 After an intense but (I believe) successful two weeks in Cambodia, there are many things I need to write about. There is however an overarching ... Read more...
  • Week Five Reflections – Cambodia October 27, 2018 The focus of the week was Cambodia. I arrived on Wednesday, from London via Singapore. From our home to the hotel takes about 22 hours. ... Read more...
  • Meet Someone New October 25, 2018 I am responding here to the ‘Meet Someone New” challenge. This is alway a good idea, though I must admit I have preferred usually to do ... Read more...