The Annual Auction: fabulous!
From all of us here at PROOF, we'd like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who made this year's benefit auction such an amazing night. We hope you're all enjoying your art!
We'll be sending you an update very soon with the next Field Notes, so watch this space.
If you couldn't be with us on the night, but would still like to help us raise funds for "The Legacy of Rape" project, donate today, or contact us about creating your own event (Photo: Margarita Corporan).
My name is Duch Keam. When I was 17, in 1971, I became a soldier of the Independent Unit of Kamcheay Mear District. One evening, our leader asked, “Who wants to fight?” Even though I had seen a lot of soldiers die, I immediately raised my hand. I did not care much about my life. After the victory in April 1975, my unit moved to defend the border at Trapeang Phlong, on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border. At first, we cleared the forest and transplanted rice. But in late 1977, Pol Pot ordered us to fight the Vietnamese. I did not know why, but I followed orders.
May was an eventful month for PROOF. Our benefit auction was our most successful ever, generating more than $35,000 in proceeds. And our Emerging Photographer Grant, which closed for entries on May 15, received 59 applications from around the world, many from outstanding candidates. (Photo: Margarita Corporan)
PROOF: Media for Social Justice uses visual storytelling for genocide prevention and peace building.