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?). …

Pictures and Words

mickyatesAftermath, Cambodia, Critical Research Journal, Documentary, ICWeek8, Ideas, Informing Contexts, Photography, Plans & Notes, Practice, Quotes, Unfinished Stories, Work in Progress 1 Comment

Robert Frank said, ‘Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference, and it is important to see what is invisible to others’. (cited in Hirsch, 2001, pg 9). I define my work as documentary storytelling, and my current project is ‘Unfinished Stories’ of Cambodians that I have known for two decades, who suffered but survived the Khmer Rouge Genocide. I …