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Pierre Toutain-Dorbec
Confronting the Past - The Aftermath of the Khmer Rouge Regime
 
  

This exhibition includes 40 photographs from Cambodia and the Thai border by photographer Pierre Toutain-Dorbec.
 
The end of the Khmer Rouge regime and the years that followed marked the beginning of a long and difficult transition toward a more open and democratic society. Thirty years later, Cambodians finally face their past and seek to hold accountable those most responsible for the war crimes, with the creation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
 
Pierre Toutain-Dorbecís photographs confront us with Cambodian history, especially with the challenging transition from war to peace. The exhibition provides a reflection on that past and a visual record of the Khmer Rouge regimeís actions. In turn, this documentation prompts broader reflection on the role of remembrance, justice and accountability.
 
Pierre Toutain-Dorbec is a French photojournalist who worked in Cambodia from 1979 to 1980. He is exhibiting here pictures rarely seen from that transition era, including the dramatic situation in refugee camps on the Thai border.
 
Patrick Vink
Initiative on Vulnerable Populations
University of California, Berkeley and Tulane 
  

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