Remember Cambodia

“Remember Cambodia” includes some of the images I shot in the refugee camps and works I subsequently made. The site is called “Remember Cambodia” because of the struggle of Cambodian people to reclaim the Cambodian culture after the Khmer Rouge had killed most of the Buddhist monks and educated people, destroyed the temples, sacred texts and books, and forcibly driven urban dwellers into the countryside. After 1978, when the Vietnamese invaded the country, Cambodians were worried that their language would be replaced by Vietnamese. Included here are some of the images shot in three refugee camps along the Thai-Cambodian border in 1990 and 1992 as well as in Phnom Penh in 1994. Also included are installation shots of some of the works which I subsequently produced.