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Belgian, b. 1948
‘The Cycle of Rice’, Part 2: ’Light Rice’ Harvest
Oct 8, 2015
‘Rice gives strength, and even gives it to the King. Therefore you cannot despise the rice’.
The cultivation of rice over many centuries has developed an intimate and complex relationship between the Khmer and their staple food. They have acquired a sophisticated knowledge about it, and until the fifties were using about 180 different varieties. Cambodian farmers take great care in choosing the appropriate...
The Cycle of Rice
Sep 10, 2015
This is John Vink's first of an 11 part project concerning the wide-ranging subject of rice in Cambodia. His comprehensive exploration will address such issues as seasonal growing cycle, religion, research, tradition, commerce, social and economic impact, climate change issues and more.
Ieng Tirith Passed Away
Aug 22, 2015
Ieng Tirith, minister of Social Affairs under the Khmer Rouge regime and sister-in-law of Pol Pot, accused at the ECCC (Khmer Rouge Tribunal) and found unfit for trial because of dementia, passed away today.
This Is Not Belgium 2015
Aug 12, 2015
Belgium? It is complicated…
Does it make sense? Does it really take 54 Ministers and Secretaries of State to run a small (30528km2) piece of land? Does a nation with 3 regions, (Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia), with 3 communities (the Flemish Community, the French Community and the German-speaking Community) and with 4 language areas (a Dutch speaking area, a French speaking area, a German speaking...
Alleged War Criminal Extradited
Jul 10, 2015
You never really know who you meet… The caption of this photograph taken while on assignment for the daily Libération together with Jean Hatzfeld, and written at the time I took it, doesn’t tell the whole story. Mr. Vasiljkovic, alias captain Dragan, was extradited today from Australia where he was a golf teacher named Daniel Snedden, to Split in Croatia to stand trial for alleged war crimes. He was...