I recently returned from a 10-day trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to shoot interviews for my documentary film, Out of the Dark. I talked to Nuon So Thero, madam Phaly’s son, who has taken over the mantle of leadership at Future Light Orphanage. The stories he tells about surviving the murderous Khmer Rouge are so shocking, so moving. Can you imagine yourself, at five years of age, being lead into the jungle, where a man puts his knife to your throat in preparation to kill you? In Thero’s office that afternoon, we both shed tears.
This trip provided many opportunities for still photography, and I collected enough images for a book. Please have a look in the gallery, Phnom Penh, for a sampling. You’ll see more about these images in the coming months.