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When Western Classics Meet Eastern Classics…

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

‘Pamina Devi’, a choreography by Sophiline Shapiro based on W.A. Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ was first created in 2006 for the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna curated by Peter Sellars on the occasion of the celebration of the composer’s 250th anniversary. Only the basic theme of Mozart’s libretto remains in this production which for the […]

The Mirage Is Growing…

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The mirage is growing… I continue to follow the development of Koh Pich (Diamond Island). I started this in 2009 (see HERE), basically photographing the changing landscape of the island where many families who were providing vegetables to the people in Phnom Penh were evicted from. The whole place looks a bit like a real-life […]

Like A Tourist In Hong Kong (almost)…

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

First time in Hong Kong. Just 6 days… Now THAT is quite a city. Why didn’t I end up living there at one point in my life? This is a selection. The full set is on my website HERE.

Exodus (Unforced)…

Monday, April 13th, 2015

It is that time of the year again… Phnom Penh citizens leave the city by the thousands and scatter all over the country… But voluntarily… And in a totally different context compared to 40 years ago. Happy Khmer New Year to all.

Political Epilogue…

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Ten of the eleven land rights activists who were in jail after having been arrested on November 11 and 12 2014 have been released from Prey Sar prison today at 3:40 PM, through a Royal Pardon granted for Khmer New Year. That is the surface. The release was negotiated by the opposition CNRP who convinced […]

‘Hearths of Resistance’ is now available

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The following photographs are just a small sample of ‘Hearths of Resistance’, an ebook which focuses on the social and political turmoil during the 18 months after the 2013 legislative elections in Cambodia. With the opposition CNRP gaining a surprising 55 of the 123 seats at the National Assembly, this was the first serious democratic […]

Ferried Away…

Monday, April 6th, 2015

As of today, with the inauguration of the bridge over the Mekong at Neak Loeung, the 4 vessels from the ferry service which carried thousands of vehicles every day, will cease to exist. The whole economic structure built around the ferry terminals, with employees, restaurants, gatekeepers, peddlers, beggars, middlemen will have to restructure into something […]

Grenade Attack Commemoration…

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The grenade attack of March 30th 1997 on Sam Rainsy’s Khmer Nation Party rally gathering a couple of hundred people in front of the National Assembly to denounce corruption and impunity was commemorated by the opposition CNRP at the stupa dedicated to the 16 people who died. On that day four grenades were thrown in […]