Saturday, September 15, 2007

John Vink's Khmer Chronicles

The Khmer Chronicles by John Vink have just begun at the Magnum Blog website. You can pay a visit here. His first focus is on UNICEF in Cambodia, with lots more to come. Vink is based in Cambodia, so visit his own website as it contains lots more of his photos and his stories from the land of the Khmers.
Profile: John Vink was born in Belgium in 1948. He studied photography at the fine arts school of La Cambre in 1968 and is a free lance journalist since 1971. He joined Agence Vu in Paris in 1986 and won the Eugene Smith Award for his work on Water in Sahel that same year. Between 1987 and 1993 he completed a major work on refugees in the world and became a nominee at Magnum Photos in 1993. He became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1997. He is based in Cambodia since 2000, a country he's visited since 1989.
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I loved the book Bones That Float - you can read my review here - by Kari Grady Grossman. So I recommend you take a look at her Be The Change Network blog here where you can find interviews and video's that tell the story of the book and her ongoing work to improve the lives of schoolchildren in Cambodia. And whatever you do, get a copy of the book!


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