Between 1975 and 1979, million cambodians were killed under the policies of the Khmer Rouge government leaded by Pol Pot.
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avigur_11 (22081) 2003-09-11 6:50
A real strong visual document!
In this kind of art no technical critiques are important.
Its hard to say more than that.
Darren (6823) 2003-09-11 7:42
This is an obviously powerful reminder of what happened. The tight crop really adds to the impact here. Although I have seen many similar shots, each one is still very powerful, and your composition is very well done. The coloring here is very well done too.
For AndyMcK: The 75 and 79 numbers refer to 1975 and 1979, the years the Khmer Rouge were in power. Also, you are right in that I think most estimates of the dead fall in between 2-3 million, there are still some as low as one million, although it seems most now fall at around the two million mark. Sorry to speak for Steeve, but I am pretty sure that is what he meant.
To Steeve: Where in Angkor was this taken? I know there are Killing Field memorials throughout Cambodia, I just didn't know there was one at Angkor as well.
Nice shot Steeve, and an unpleasant reminder.
AndyMcK (131) 2003-09-11 9:03
I agree that it is a good photo and very well presented in terms of DOF and colour.
However having visited Cambodia myself and seen some of the horror I feel I must correct your notes, Cambodia is a little over 11 million population now and was about 6-7million during the reign of Pol Pot during which 2-3million people were thought to have been executed or died from malnutrition or disease. I'm not sure where the numbers 75-79 came from.
Thanks Darren & Steeve for the update!!
Motrem (2392) 2003-09-11 12:27
Reminder of a terrible tragedy. I read with interest all which was written here. A very strong image.
Rappel d'une tragédie terrible. J'ai lu avec intérêt tout ce qui a été écrit ici. Une image très forte.
dsidwell (9783) 2003-09-11 20:38
The clarity of this photo--its sharp focus, its testimony, ots close cropping--gives it great strength in reminding us of this horrible time and incident.
mrdelurk (361) 2003-09-14 23:45
A very complex photo subject. A pile of skulls by itself elicits only sadness. However, when you know that each skull here corresponds to another $50 of profit for the U.S. arms suppliers and Thai businessmen funneling money and weapons to the Khmer Rouge, the photo gains a far deeper meaning.
I have seen pictures of killing field museums where the skulls were arranged into a strict order. I believe photograping such an order would be a more visually appropriate representation of the victims, since we are looking at citizens who subjected their whole life to "law and order"
PLD_images (7149) 2003-12-19 23:00
This photo is very powerfull. On the photography point of view, it has good sharpness, good coloring and is well framed. On a human point of view, this is a disturbing image. I really enjoy the critics it has produced. It makes it ever more moving.
Living in a contry like Canada, this kind of tragedy will most likely not happen here. It very important to be reminded that in other contries, this is real.
Great job Steeve.
Gerry (0) 2004-08-19 13:53
May Pol pot and all killer's like him burn in hell!
GuillaumeR (131) 2004-11-23 10:49
What a fantastic pic !! It shows how terrible and criminal was communism all over the world and also in Asia... Thanks for the demonstration !
smartcat (835) 2008-02-28 2:54
This is powerful!
Kambodsha's Pol Pot got over such guys as Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao in fight against own people :(
- Copyright: steeve gosselin (steeve) (1497)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-02-07
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
- Exposure: f/5.3
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The uglier, grittier side of life., Crowd, Death, skulls /squelettes, All Saints War Cemeteries. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-09-11 6:36
- Favorites: 2 [view]