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John Vink
Belgian, b. 1948
Featured Essays
Jul 12, 2016
On the morning of Sunday 10th, political activist Kem Ley was shot dead in a service station of Phnom Penh.
An angry crowd of about 1000 people gathered in front of the shop, preventing the authorities from carrying away the body in an ambulance.
This assassination is yet another strong sign of a continuously deteriorating political climate in Cambodia.

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Jul 11, 2016
Abdul Sattar Edhi, creator of the largest public welfare charity in Pakistan, passed away on Friday, July 8th. He will be honored with a state funeral.
Edhi ran a string of charities, ranging from orphanages, safe houses for women, mental institutions, identification services for deceased homeless and much more.

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Featured Essays
Jun 2, 2016
The dry season in Cambodia lasts from November until the end of May. Most of the rice farmers have finished harvesting the bulk of their rice at the end of December and they now have to wait for the rainy season to soften the soil of their land before they can start ploughing and sowing. During those long and searing hot months they try to earn some additional income like for example harvesting mangos... More...
Jun 1, 2016
The first venue in a European tour of St. Peter's welcomes this summer the exhibition Eyes Wide Open! Based on over 350 vintage prints you can discover the rich history of 100 years of Leica photography.

The compact Leica camera released in 1925 ensured that the photography could escape from the studio. At that point photography became accessible to everyone and began a part of everyday life. Eyes... More...
Jun 1, 2016
Magnum photographer John Vink presents unique black and white prints of his Belgium stories. His images testify to his talent and sense of captivating compositions with literal and figurative depth. Vink's photos contain multiple elements and the interaction between the foreground and background are part of his personal style. He brings these elements together at the right time and makes it so easy... More...
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