Friday, August 5, 2011

War remnants

A very different style of book about the Khmer Rouge period in Cambodia's history will be a soon-to-be-published (October) collection of documentary photographs by respected photojournalist, Maureen Lambray, together with two authoritative essays by David Chandler and UN staffer Margo Picken. The book title is War Remnants of the Khmer Rouge. 136 pages with sixty tri-tone photographs, the blurb on the Umbrage Editions website says: Along with haunting landscapes, the stark, powerful portraits in this book portray those who suffered greatly under the genocide of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and who, in a sense, are the human embodiment of the country’s deepest and unhealed wounds. Maureen Lambray spent six years working on this Khmer Rouge project. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Esquire, TIME, and Newsweek and in 1979 she shot an electrifying photo essay on prison and refugee camps along the Cambodia-Thailand border during the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, which is now presented in this forthcoming tome.

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