WAR OF THE MINES

Kompong Cham
Kompong Cham
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Battambang hospital
Battambang hospital
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Mines Advisory Group
Mines Advisory Group

Battambang

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Cambodia Trust
Cambodia Trust

Phnom Penh

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Amputation
Amputation

Battambang hospital

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Hearn Boung
Hearn Boung

Who didn't survive

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Between 1991 and 1994 I photographed the devastating impact of anti-personnel landmines in Cambodia, resulting in a book co-authored with Paul Davies, entitled War of the Mines, Cambodia, Landmines and the Impoverishment of a Nation. At the time, it was estimated there were 10 million landmines in the country; one mine for every man, woman and child. 

Hearn Boung, a 31-year-old Cambodian soldier stepped on a mine months after a ceasefire was announced. He died shortly after this photograph was taken. Battambang, Cambodia, December 1991.