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‘Quest for Land’ Exhibition…

One year ago ‘Quest for Land’, an App for the iPad, bundling 10 years of photographs about land issues in Cambodia was released. There will be an exhibition at Meta House, on Sothearos Boulevard (yes: in Phnom Penh) to celebrate.

It is the first time these photographs will be featured in an exhibition in Cambodia.

The exhibition will be open at 6:00 PM on May 29th and last for the following 2 weeks.

The exhibition is only the tip of the iceberg though… For the full experience go to iTunes: the ‘Quest for Land’ App developed by Robert Starkweather is available at THIS LINK. It contains over 700 photographs, spread over 20 chapters, and is enriched with a text by Robert Carmichael doing some in-depth analysis about the land grabbing situation in the country, and there are slideshows with soundtrack.

A short video showing you how ‘Quest for Land’ is built can be seen HERE

A few of the photographs which will be shown at the exhibition:

CAMBODIA. Rokakok. 3/01/2001: Former Bassac residents arrive at the relocation site, Rokakok village, some 20km outside the capital.

CAMBODIA. Rokakok. 3/01/2001: Former Bassac residents arrive at the relocation site, Rokakok village, some 20km outside the capital.

CAMBODIA. Chhum Rum (Ratanakkiri). 25/01/2001: Gem mining near a two-year-old village of 200 families trying their luck. Digging is free, and only gem dealers must pay a local tax. Many unlucky prospectors end up heavily indebted after buying tools and food, and failing to find precious stones.

CAMBODIA. Chhum Rum (Ratanakkiri). 25/01/2001: Gem mining near a two-year-old village of 200 families trying their luck. Digging is free, and only gem dealers must pay a local tax. Many unlucky prospectors end up heavily indebted after buying tools and food, and failing to find precious stones.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/01/2006: A displaced family from Rumchek3 camps in a park in front of Wat Botum pagoda trying to get back their land from the authorities. More than 200 people from across the country were camped here at the same time to protest land theft.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/01/2006: A displaced family from Rumchek3 camps in a park in front of Wat Botum pagoda trying to get back their land from the authorities. More than 200 people from across the country were camped here at the same time to protest land theft.

CAMBODIA. Damnak Trayoung (Phnom Penh). 3/02/2009: Tenants evicted from Dey Krahorm waiting to be assigned a home promised by 7NG company.

CAMBODIA. Damnak Trayoung (Phnom Penh). 3/02/2009: Tenants evicted from Dey Krahorm waiting to be assigned a home promised by 7NG company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 11/11/2010: Policemen's shoes drying while government officials measure the homes of Boeung Kak Lake inhabitants being forced out of their homes by development company Shukaku Inc.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 11/11/2010: Policemen's shoes drying while government officials measure the homes of Boeung Kak Lake inhabitants being forced out of their homes by development company Shukaku Inc.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/11/2011: Riot police contain Boeung Kak Lake residents at a protest in front of the municipality during which four of their representatives - Tep Vanny, Bo Chhorvy, Kong Chantha and Heng Mom - were arrested.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/11/2011: Riot police contain Boeung Kak Lake residents at a protest in front of the municipality during which four of their representatives - Tep Vanny, Bo Chhorvy, Kong Chantha and Heng Mom - were arrested.

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