The Tuol Sleng detention center was used by the Khmer Rouge Regime between 1975 and 1979 for torturing oponents of the regime.
Now this horific place is a kind of museum, in which the vitims of the regime are remembered.
Only a few survived this place of terror. The paintings at display in this building, telling of the cruelties are of one of those survivors.
Now at the and of 2011 the last members of the regime are facing their trial.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2011-12-05 11:28
Hello Jan - I've been to visit this place twice and I think it is very difficult to capture the horror of it's recent pass in a photograph. Your composition shows the starkness of the place with the iron bed and leg iron but I think a B&W conversion may have added to the overall atmosphere. I hope the trials go well but I fear after so many years the politicians and judiciary may lack the will needed to bring about delayed justice. A well managed shot and a stark reminder of the plight of the powerless in society. TFS and best regards Rosemary
axiotea (21649) 2011-12-30 3:41
I had a look at your gallery and that picture reminded me my visit to that 'horror' place!
The pictures, paintings, torture accessories...really showed how unbearable was this place!
Today, I think there is one or two survivors from that period.
Wish you all the best and a good 2012
- Copyright: JWM Hendrikx (janneman) (2726)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-11
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: canon EOS350D, Canon 18-55mm EFS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-05 11:15