Australian artist paints portraits of Cambodia’s Children of the Sunrise Village for charity

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Iranian born, Australian artist, Abbas Mehran’s paintings take you on an artistic journey that overflows with love and colour. He has lived and exhibited in numerous countries, from Germany to Argentina, yet no trip touched him as much as his short stay in Cambodia. He went there a few years ago in order to work on paintings of children with Geraldine Cox, Country Director and President of the Australia Cambodia Foundation and the Sunrise Children’s Villages project.

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The Buddhist Bug Project: a 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like creature

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Don’t go chuckling off just yet, though this curious-looking ‘creature’ looks a bit silly, it actually has deep spiritual roots. The Buddhist Bug Project is the brainchild of Cambodian artist Anida Yoeu Ali, in which she explores her identity as a born and raised Khmer Muslim and a converted Buddhist. The 30 metre saffron-coloured worm-like […]

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Temples tamed by trees

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 28 February 2014

Trees can be treacherous. In Cambodia, the Ta Prohm temple in Angkor Wat is overrun by tree roots that overtake the structures and break through their walls.

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Help Spencer Dale’s remarkable story come to light

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 11 June 2013

When Australian Spencer Dale was 26 he travelled to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh, narrowly escaping capture by the communist Khmer Rouge fighters. After being rescued by General Norodom Chantaraingsey, the two shared an amazing friendship over the five following years which saw Dale fight in one of the bloodiest civil wars of modern times. Fourty two […]

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Cambodian family portraits taken off the grid

Contributions Reader Find

By Contributions in New Photography on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Between 2003-2004, I worked as a volunteer in the Cambodian community of Oakland, CA. I grew up in small town, USA and at the time was unaware of the amount of culture and the things that the Cambodian people went through during the Pol Pot genocide. I heard so many stories of pain and loss […]

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1970s and 80s Soviet Union buildings

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Architecture on Wednesday 5 August 2009

Cambodian born photographer Frederic Chaubin is the editor of French magazine Citizen K. His photo series on bizarre buildings built in the former Soviet Union during the 1970s and 80s is absolutely fascinating.

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Lazy Beach, Cambodia

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in Cool Travel on Monday 8 December 2008

As I sit writing, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m breaking an unwritten code among travellers. How do you write about a destination that’s paradise because no one knows about it? You tell the right people. So before I change my mind, here goes. Take a boat about two hours off the south coast […]

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