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Re:ID:OSU Victims at War

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Janice L Hayes (jlhayes)
Sat, 14 Nov 1998 19:08:41 -0700 (MST)

Sarah, I am an intern at the Center for Creative Photography on campus at
the university of Arizona, and last spring we had an exhibit of photographs
from the Killing Fields in Cambodia. The images were all portraits taken
by the Khmer Rouge prior to killing them as a type of documentation of
the number of people victimized. the photographs were taken by a boy that
was only sixteen that was at times forced to photograph people that he knew
personal, or were related too. The project was made possible by lots of
funding from the United States. The high school that had been converted
into a museum during the reign of the Khmer Rouge is being and has been
revamped into a museum, and they found all the negative from which the
prints were made there. The museum is Tuol Sleng Museum, during the Khmer
Rouge this building was known as S-21. The negatives were printed into 6
copies, of 100 portraits. The exhibitions full title was "Facing of Death:
Portraits from Cambodia's Killing Fields" This genocide is the largest of
the twentieth century and really hits home for my parents who remember it
happen, I was just a baby, but I think this would be an important concept
to look at for your life-centered issue. If you need more information, you
can email me. Janice