Shooting in the Dark

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When he arrived in Phnom Penh in August 1973, Roland Neveu was 23 years old and barely experienced enough to call himself a photographer. He stayed seven weeks until he ran out of money, but that was long enough to get hooked. Cambodia—its war, its people, its tragedy—became an obsession. After a year of mandatory military service back home in France, he returned to Cambodia in 1975, just as the Khmer Rouge swept to power and plunged the country into the abyss. For the next 25 years Neveu would return to photograph...