Taken 26-Jan-12
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Keywords:Cambodia, Phnom Penh, innocent victim, killing fields", "Khmer Rouge", children, innocent,
Photo Info

Dimensions4256 x 2832
Original file size2.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Jan-12 03:36
Date modified27-Jan-12 03:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)105 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.5
Exposure1/50 at f/5.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 6400
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Cambodia, "Phnom Penh", 'killing fields", "Khmer Rouge", children, "innocent victim",

Cambodian girl in 1975

This innocent girl would be nearing 50 today, had she not been brought to a converted school in Phnom Penh and "cataloged" by being photographed (yes, that pin is stuck in her neck), then transported after dark out to the killing fields. There she became one of perhaps 3 million people killed that year, because they were educated, or worked for the government, or perhaps just wore glasses, appearing to be intelligent, or were children of such people. This photo was shot through glass, and your photographer had difficulty seeing through tears. This child, perhaps 8, was one of hundreds of thousands of children killed that year, thousands of them that night.
I have posted this early in this gallery to remind us of the dangers of being born in some countries, and that in this massively populated part of our world, as at home, every individual deserves love.