|My photo of Vann Nath inspecting one of his own paintings, of himself, on the wall of Tuol Sleng|
The Vann Nath Tribute
book is on the bookshelves of Monument Books, Java and at Bophana Center. I saw it on Saturday but didn't have the cash on me to buy it. I will get it soon. With contributions by David Chandler and Rithy Panh, and many others who knew him or who were inspired by him, the book is a suitable homage to a great man, an inspiration and an artist of note. I had the privilege of spending time with Vann Nath whilst filming a documentary at Tuol Sleng of all places and he was remarkable in the way he handled his recollections of a time most of us would wish to forget. He was able to turn that horror into something constructive and he was taken from us way too soon.
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