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A photo-essay of life in a Cambodian Aids Ward. [images are distressing]

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posted by hadjiboy (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, one or two images are nsfw.
posted by hadjiboy at 11:08 PM on September 23, 2008


Fuck, that's sad, but the hope and pride in a few of the photos is inspiring. Great post.

This photographer has some other interesting series as well. I especially liked the one on burakumin (Japanese "untouchables").
posted by vorfeed at 11:51 PM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this, hadjiboy.
posted by not_on_display at 7:01 AM on September 24, 2008


Excellent post. Utterly heartbreaking and it sure puts a lot in perspective.
posted by nickyskye at 7:24 AM on September 24, 2008


To me the sickest moment is the colgate/idol picture. How can someone, let alone a healthcare company, put there name on an event that does nothing to end all the suffering going on outside the door?
posted by whoback at 9:01 AM on September 24, 2008


To me the sickest moment is the colgate/idol picture. How can someone, let alone a healthcare company, put there name on an event that does nothing to end all the suffering going on outside the door?

I'm a little confused. How should Colgate/Polmolive be acting in Cambodia? Should all events, sponsored by multi-nationals or not be nothing but sombre durges until the AIDS crisis is over? I don't know what you are saying. The article said nothing about Colgate/Polmolive's donations or committments or lack thereof to the eradication of HIV/AIDS in Cambodia or anywhere in the world. What it does say is that foreign capital is bringing improvements to Cambodia in addition to lively media events and uses the photo as an illustration. Nowhere is there a condemnation of Colgate. They could be handing out condoms at the show or raising money for the clinic for all we know.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:48 AM on September 24, 2008


Their. Their name. Not "there name," THEIR name. Ok? OK? please? Or even thier name.
also.
posted by longsleeves at 3:46 PM on September 24, 2008


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