Quest for Land
By John Vink
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'Quest for Land' is a comprehensive photoreportage about land issues in Cambodia over a time span of more than 10 years. Photojournalist John Vink, a member of the renowned agency Magnum Photos, has been covering Cambodia since 1989 and is based there full-time since 2000. He has singled out what probably is the most important issue in this country recovering at a very fast pace from the Khmer Rouge era. That speedy recovery in an unbridled market economy highlights issues which are common to many developing countries.
The iApp contains over 700 photographs in 20 chapters covering land grabbings and their consequences, slideshows with sound tracks, a series of texts written by former Phnom Penh Post editor and journalist Robert Carmichael, and links to a number of reports about land issues put together by local and international Human Rights organisations.
An immersive work with great photography
A stunning and immersive work. I learnt so much about modern-day Cambodia though I confess to have started out viewing only as a photography enthusiast. The images are wonderful and arresting (content and form). Whilst I started out much preferring printed books, I would say Quest for Land app changed my mind about photo e-books! very highly recommended
Great photography document
John Vink, Magnum photographer, is the consumate photo documentarian. Like a vacuum cleaner his Leica sweeps up the imagery of the story. His work on the land issues in Cambodia are grand. His photographs are wonderful and tell the story. He's worked long and hard on the project. Thanks, John, for making this an iPad app!!
Was very excited when I heard about this app. I have always been a huge fan of Mr. Vinks images and his commitment to photography and subjects.
His compositions are very unique and only help to tell the story he is going after. He really cares about the people and their community like no other.This digital book will only prove that.
A great pleasure to explore.