Leang Seckon: After the Khmer Rouge

On 7 January 1979, the Vietnamese Army invaded Cambodia – sweeping from power the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge. While both were ostensibly Communist states, relations between these neighbours had dramatically deteriorated due to the stream of Cambodian refugees into Vietnam and the Khmer Rouge’s repeated forays into border towns, where residents were massacred. The Vietnamese occupation would last for another ten years. Yet … Continue reading Leang Seckon: After the Khmer Rouge

Featured Artist: Vann Nath

Please be warned, this post deals with upsetting subject matter. Born into desperate poverty in provincial Cambodia at some point in the mid 1940s, Vann Nath would struggle to achieve his ambition of becoming an artist. Yet it is this hard-won training which would ultimately save his life while millions of his countrymen perished. Despite working in factories from a young age, Nath was eventually … Continue reading Featured Artist: Vann Nath