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Cambodia Knows About Refugees…

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

The Australians who masterminded the idea to get rid of people who thought a rich country like Australia, which was built upon massive migrations, would be generous enough to take them in, are so scared of changing anything in their comfortable life that they just don’t see the energy refugees bring to a country. Dumping […]

Cambodia Came A Long Way Since 1989

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The last Vietnamese soldier officially left the Cambodian soil tomorrow September 26th, 25 years ago… The signing of the Paris Peace Accord of 1991 was now possible. I spent one month in Cambodia in May and June 1989, a few months before the Vietnamese army withdrawal. My first visit in S.E.Asia… Here is what I […]

Off To The North…

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Leaving Phnom Penh today for Stung Treng to continue working on the ‘Dammed’ project. Will be back at the end of the week… See the first batch of photographs AT THIS LINK…

Escaping Conscription…

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Back in 1974 there was still a conscription in Belgium: one wasted year in drab colours. Thanks to a placebo medicine provided by my sister-in-law which was supposed to make me very nervous-looking and a straight-out-of-the-bushes look I was sent to the miltary psychiatric ward in Antwerp. I spent 15 days there in the summer, […]

Guilty…

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The verdict has fallen: Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, ex Khmer Rouge leaders, are found guilty of crimes against humanity. They join Kaing Keak Eav, alias ‘Duch’ for a lifetime term in prison. So far five former Khmer Rouge have been brought in front of their judges and three got their sentence. Ieng Tirith escaped […]

A Stuttering Start…

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

My first conscious attempt to put together a story with photographs, while being afraid of photographing people: we’re talking railway sations in Brussels in 1975 and 1976… Part of an ongoing project called ‘This is not Belgium’. See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE

From The Old Negatives…

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Summertime is sifting through the old negatives to find unedited photographs and scanning time. For me at least… These might end up in ‘This is not Belgium’. Or maybe not. Part of an ongoing project called ‘This is not Belgium’. See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE

The Boeung Kak Lake Farce…

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

So a Chinese investors pulls out of the Boeung Kak lake development, letting the air out of a bloated balloon… It is an old story by now, but with this split the last chapter of the Boeung Kak lake has not been written yet: 3000 families were evicted from Boeung Kak lake by a development […]