Tag Archive: Khmer Rouge

Buddhism in the Bronx: Wat Jotanaram (Cambodians in NYC Pt. III)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here to see an updated version of this story published by Voices of New York in April 2014. NEW YORK — A drizzly autumn afternoon in the Bronx has camouflaged… Continue reading

Bronx Community Silent — And Indifferent — to U.N. Khmer Rouge Tribunal (Cambodians in NYC Pt. II)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Click here to see an updated version of this story published by VICE in April 2015. NEW YORK — Kandaal Pheach, sitting cross-legged, is quietly basking in the gentle glow of… Continue reading

Cambodians in New York: Coming to America

This is the first of a four-story series on Sleepless in Singapore exploring Cambodian culture in North America & more specifically, the New York City borough of the Bronx. Welcome to “Cambodians in… Continue reading

Portraits of Southeast Asia

These are the people — the culture — the stories of Southeast Asia through my camera’s lens. Here you’ll find intimate, black and white, portrait-styled photographs of Thai tattoo artists, Malaysian gangsters, Cambodian… Continue reading

Genocidal Tendencies: Fractured Cambodia & the Khmer Rouge (Part II — Escaping Pol Pot)

My Cambodian guide Run Phyros tells me about how the Khmer Rouge exterminated his entire family as we leave the Killing Fields. Nearly every middle-aged Cambodian I’ve talked to has felt the wrath… Continue reading

Genocidal Tendencies: Fractured Cambodia & the Khmer Rouge (Part I — The Killing Fields)

Thousands of craniums stare back at me with cold, petrified expressions. Spider webs dangle in eye hollow sockets. Thousands of skulls — piled as a high as a small apartment building — loom… Continue reading