Cambodia in the Sixties

Bophana Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia October 5th - November 5th, 2018


© Property of Michael Vickery

Cambodia in the Sixties. Property of Michael Vickery

Curated by Sokphea Young and Amena Saeju

The exhibition featured photographs by Michael Vickery and was on view at the Bophana Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as part of the 2018 Photo Phnom Penh Festival.

American Michael Vickery – who died on June 29, 2017, of a heart attack at the age of 86 in Battambang Province – wasn’t a photographer but an historian and researcher really in love with Cambodia. He photographed in square format and in black and white daily life and traditions in the country during the sixties. His approach, at the same time documentary and full of tenderness and poetry is a precious testimony about the country at the period. Portraits, traditions, especially in villages and in isolated areas are documented with a strong relationship with the people he photographed. Exhibited for the first time, those images are part of the memory of Cambodia. (Bophana Center)

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