New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

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New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by armchairlawyer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:59 am

This is Colin Grafton's new website. He has exhibited already at the Bophana Centre and Meta House.
https://colingrafton.wixsite.com/phnompenh1973
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by that genius » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:15 pm

I'm pretty sure your 'waiting for a haircut...where?'photo was taken on Sothearos Blvd just before the entrance to Aeon Mall, on the left if you are coming from MTT...there is a small pagoda nearby, not sure of the name

Many thanks for sharing!
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:19 pm

thanks :thumb:

looking thru the pics, doesn't seem like alot had changed to when i first stated photographing Cambodia ...
would have loved to have been there then..
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by Duncan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:53 pm

I really love those old-time black and white photos and the one thing that sticks in my mind is the girls in the portraits section, of how beautiful
and playful they were even in those days of destruction.


I wonder where Annih is now ?



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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm

Yea; great old B&W

ps not new;
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by John Bingham » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:03 pm

I saw his exhibition of Pailin photos a few months ago and met him, very interesting chap.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by Arget » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:00 pm

Great photos and very interesting to see the early times.
Sadly a lot of these subjects may have not made it through to see your return.
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by armchairlawyer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:44 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Yea; great old B&W

ps not new;
2,169 days old
Created on 2012-05-08
Expires on 2021-05-08
Updated on 2018-03-21
IP History 59 changes on 59 unique IP addresses over 10 years
That will be news to Colin, he was up all night putting the finishing touches to his brand new website!
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:23 pm

armchairlawyer wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:44 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Yea; great old B&W

ps not new;
2,169 days old
Created on 2012-05-08
Expires on 2021-05-08
Updated on 2018-03-21
IP History 59 changes on 59 unique IP addresses over 10 years
That will be news to Colin, he was up all night putting the finishing touches to his brand new website!
ahh maybe my bad and its WiXSite.com site.
apologizes...

Regardless i love the site :-)
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Re: New website with photos and stories from the 1970s

Post by John Bingham » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:41 pm

I was on a phone when I posted earlier so hadn't really seen the site yet. It's fantastic, loads of fascinating photos and information. I have to admire the man's sense of adventure, going to teach English in a country in the middle of a civil war, taking trips into the countryside and to the front lines, coming back from the beach to find his neighbors houses all destroyed in a rocket account etc.

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