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Belgian, b. 1948
'A Fine Thread'
May 19, 2015
It is a fine thread indeed for the lives of garment factory workers in Cambodia... More than 20 garment factory workers died on their way to work in Svay Rieng province this morning in a traffic accident. Tens of thousands of workers making your cheap t-shirts face the same risk every morning and evening in Cambodia when being shuttled back and forth in open trucks or overloaded vans.
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May 10, 2015
It is Mom’s Day. They bore us. They carried us. All of us… Here is to you Moms… More here:
'Hearths of Resistance' is now available
Apr 11, 2015
The following photographs are just a small sample of ‘Hearths of Resistance’, the 5th ebook published by John Vink. It focuses on the social and political turmoil during the 18 months after the 2013 legislative elections in Cambodia. With the opposition CNRP gaining a surprising 55 of the 123 seats at the National Assembly, this was the first serious democratic challenge for Prime Minister Hun Sen...
Apr 6, 2015
This was an assignment for The Cambodia Daily which ran the story by Matt Blomberg, Ouch Sony and myself in long-form on their website, including a 2-minute video.
The inauguration this April 6 of the US$127 million, Japanese funded, Tsubasa suspension bridge crossing the Mekong at Neak Loeung seals the economic fate of a small town and the livelihood of...
Carnival Hits the Cobblestones in Binche
Feb 18, 2015
Carnival has hit the cobblestones of the ‘Région du Centre’, a string of small cities like La Louvière, Morlanwelz, Haine-Saint Pierre, located in a former industrial area between Mons and Namur in Belgium. Several of those cities boast the presence of ‘Gilles’ during the Mardi Gras celebrations but the one and only genuine ‘Gille’ is the one from the city of Binche. Nowhere else is the ‘Gille’ more...