Cambodian Photography – Part 2

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As noted in the previous post, Cambodian photography is developing, though it’s clear that the hiatus of the Khmer Rouge years and subsequent Vietnamese administration left a hole all aspects of culture in the country. Zhuang Wubin, in ‘Photography in Southeast Asia‘ (2016) makes the point that a strictly linear look at photographic development is inappropriate. Much ‘Cambodian’ photography reflects …

Cambodian Photography – Part 1

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Arguably, Dith Pran (1942 – 2008) is the most famous of Cambodian photographers. His story, working with foreign journalists, before the Khmer Rouge takeover, and subsequent imprisonment, led to the Killing Fields movie (1984). But, what else is going on in Cambodian Photography? I have been looking at this for a while, and decided it was time to write something in …