Sunday, December 09, 2007

Page after Page

Tim Page poses in front of one of his most famous Cambodia shots at tonight's photo sutra
One of the most famous of the Vietnam war photographers, Tim Page, was in town - that's Phnom Penh if you haven't been to my blog before - tonight to present a 'photo sutra' at the Talkin To A Stranger bar from 5pm. His life story is about as interesting as it can get, wounded four times in action, he's published nine books, is the subject of ten documentaries and so on, the list is endless. The evening - titled From War to Peace: Revolutions, Revelations, Resolutions - kicked-off with the movie Frankie's House, which is based on his Vietnam experiences and then Tim stepped up himself to present a series of themed photo exhibits on the big screen. They included themes on Footprints, the Solomon Islands, the Peace PAPC Art Project, Remembrance Week, some of his famous Vietnam shots, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. You can see his work on his website, in any of his nine books or at the War Crimes Museum in Saigon, where its on permanent exhibition. He's visited Cambodia over 30 times and the proceeds from the evening were donated to the Mines Advisory Group, of which he's a fervent supporter. Link: Tim Page website.

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