Saturday, October 27, 2007

"I’m Just a Photographer"

© Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide/Photo Archive Group
Fascinating story in today's New York Times about Nhem En, the man who took the pictures that serve as chilling evidence of the killing fields of Cambodia. Nhem En was the staff photographer at Tuol Sleng prison, the torture house of the Khmer Rouge.

From the NYT:
He had a job to do, and he did it supremely well, under threat of death, within earshot of screams of torture: methodically photographing Khmer Rouge prisoners and producing a haunting collection of mug shots that has become the visual symbol of Cambodia’s mass killings.
You can see more of these chilling photos at the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies.
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