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Genocide in Cambodia

The history of Cambodia lives on but man seems to have learnt nothing. The idea of “Year Zero” …….. A new beginning where all belonged to know one except those with the vision. “The Killing Fields” show that man is still his worst enemy.

I wanted to create a hidden darkness with this image, something that was rough and hard and thought provoking. Look into the eyes; look into the sockets, that could have been you, that could have been your family.

Recommended reading:

The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood 1975-1980
Moldya Szymusiak ISBN 0-224-02410-8

The Cambodian Agony:
David A.Ablin & Marloew Hood ISBN 0-87332-754-3

Cambodian Witness:
Someth May ISBN 0-751-14609-0

A Cambodian Odyssey:
Haing Ngor & Rodger Warner ISBN 0-02-589330-0

The photograph was heavily cropped from the original, take a look at the URL below. Everything was over or under done, contrast, brightness and sharpening all combined to give that effect. What do you think?

THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH

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