Photographer's Note

In 70’s Khmer Rouge took government over Cambodia.
The Khmer Rouge is remembered mainly for the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million people (estimates range from 850,000 to 3 million) under its regime, through execution, starvation and forced labour.
Following their leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge imposed an extreme form of social engineering on Cambodian society—a radical form of agrarian communism where the whole population had to work in collective farms or forced labour projects.
It was one of the most lethal regimes of the 20th century.
One of Khmer Rouge mottos, in reference to the New People, was: "To keep you is no benefit. To destroy you is no loss."
Regime also showed no respect for religion by cutting off heads of Buddha’s monuments in Angkor Wat.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: David Sciora (Fotomatik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 11] (154)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-28
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/3.5
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-01-08 4:20
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