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Archive for October, 2008


Sunday, October 26th, 2008

New story I started and which will be finished later next year: Kampot pepper (VIJ2008081). Kampot pepper is world renowned for its unique perfume and taste. It was a thriving business during the French colonial times and is now being revived  through efforts to give it a Geographical Indication protection which will guarantee quality and […]

They got one

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

The people at Boeung Kak gathering thumbprints I talked about on my Oct. 14th post… one of them was arrested, I think yesterday. He was the one in the group who could write, which branded him as the leader… Here are the guys from the municipality telling the protesters to go back that day… When I followed […]

Little time for Boeung Kak

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I’ve had little time to shoot lately… Caught up with Ka-set.info: organising (or trying to..), reorganising, budgeting etc… And busy following the revival of the Magnum weblog Nevertheless spent an hour or so at Boeung Kak lake. CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 21/10/2008: Employees of Shukaku Inc. in charge of measuring land plots passing in front of […]

Elections, not here, there…

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Tonight at the FCC the Democrat supporters organised a screening of the 3rd Obama-Mc Cain debate and had American citizens register and cast their votes. If I trust my personal poll on this evening, I believe America is in for an Azerbaijanese surprise, with 60 votes for Obama and 2 for Mc Cain… I stress […]

The fourth

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Ieng Sary, former Khmer Rouge leader was missing in my files. Today, at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal I had the opportunity to photograph him before the public hearing of the reading of the decision on the Appeal by Ieng Sary against the Order of Provisional Detention at the ECCC (Extraordinary Chambers at the Court of […]


Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

This monday sent a DVD containing 320 new pictures to the Magnum Paris office… Should be arriving middle of the week…  

Not everyone at Boeung Kak

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Still not everyone agrees to move at  Boeung Kak lake where the pumped-in sand creeps forward. While some strike a deal with Shukaku Inc. to sell their plot of land for 8500$ and move away, others don’t want to move or for one reason or another are not entitled compensation. Yesterday some 80 of those […]

More Chom Chao

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Spent some more time at Chom Chao (VIJ2008012G) and ended up giving English lessons in a drop-in center for garment factory workers…