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John Vink
Belgian, b. 1948
Personal website here.
Dec 22, 2014
Here is part of my contribution about ‘Hearths of Resistance’ in the ‘Asia Express’ section of 'Brugge Foto 14'.

‘Hearths of Resistance’ is an ongoing project about the erosion of human and democratic rights in Cambodia.

Brugge Foto 14: more than 50 photographers exhibit in 9 different locations in Brugge (yes, Belgium). From December 19th until January 4th.

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Dec 21, 2014
Nicolae Ceaucescu, Romania's delusional dictator, held a last, surreal speach in front of a less than enthusiasic crowd on December 21st 1989, 25 years ago. A few days later he and his wife would be executed and his dicatorship come to a bloody end. It was the last in a string of shattering events, which started in 1986 with the 'perestroïka' (HERE) and culminated in 1989 with the fall of the Iron... More...
Dec 10, 2014
Several hundreds of citizens and buddhist monks from the Independent Network of Monks for Social Justice (INMSJ) took part at a 5-day long ‘Peace March’ along the Cambodian national highways to promote human rights. Staying overnight in those pagodas which were not prevented from hosting them by the buddhist authorities, they converged to the capital Phnom Penh to celebrate the International Human... More...
Nov 10, 2014
At the end of the rainy season the Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s fish reservoir, reverses its course, letting loose of the water it accumulated from the Mekong in the previous months. This unique phenomenon is celebrated during the Water Festival. Tens of thousands from the countryside flock to the capital to look at several hundred longboats race on the river during three days. After a hyatus of 3 years,... More...
Oct 28, 2014
Ten years ago on October 29th, King-Father Norodom Sihanouk, an emblematic figure in the troubled past of Cambodia, abdicated in favour of his son Norodom Sihamoni, turning an important page the country's history. The coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni was the occasion for a lavish ceremony. More...