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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]