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 …

Jungle Guard

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Jungle Guard, directed by Makara Ouch, in his work with the Cambodian Sleuk Rith Institute (founded by Youk Chhang, of DC-Cam), will be released in 2019. Details are here. But looking at the still images, I have a question. Makara is a very talented Cambodian photographer and film maker. I know from personal experience that he has a deep sense …