War photographer Al Rockoff witnessed the fall of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, to the sullen teenage brigades of the Khmer Rouge in April 1975. On Jan. 28, nearly two generations later Rockoff was back in Phnom Penh to tell told his story of those terrifying days to a special tribunal hearing cases of [...]
From the NYT: Dith Pran, a photojournalist for The New York Times whose gruesome ordeal in the killing fields of Cambodia was re-created in a 1984 movie that gave him an eminence he tenaciously used to press for his people’s rights, died in New Brunswick, N.J., on Sunday. He was 65 and lived in Woodbridge, [...]
Nhem En will be asked to testify against former Khmer Rouge bosses at their crimes-against-humanity trial in Cambodia. Nhem En had a unique job — photographing the arrivals at Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh, knowing they almost certainly wouldn’t leave alive.
The NYT tries to capture the vibe of modern-day Phnom Penh.
The following is a lengthy post about a rather hard-luck period in my life starting a decade ago. There are 10 parts: Prologue; Phnom Penh; The Cambodia Daily; Spinal Meltdown; Travelling home; Rehab, recovery and relapse (x2); Getting back to work; Here’s where it gets unbelievable; Real disaster strikes; Final thoughts, observations. Comments and questions are [...]