Observance and Memorial: Photographs from S-21, Cambodia | Level 4

August 16, 2012 to March 10, 2013

Until March 10, 2013
Roloff Beny Gallery, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, Level 4

From 1975-1979, Cambodia endured one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. 103 photographic prints developed from original negatives abandoned at the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, reveal this shocking and little-understood story.

Observance and Memorial calls attention to the atrocities that took place in Cambodia, and how this time period relates to current engagement with human rights issues. The exhibition underscores the need for historical awareness, political will and advocacy in addressing large-scale human rights abuses.

Special thanks to Ron and Gillian Graham, Susan Crocker and John Hunkin, The Honourable Bill and Cathy Graham, Deanna Horton, Sarah and Tom Milroy, and Richard and Donna Ivey for their generous support of this exhibition.

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