Ben Valentine

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When we talk about Japan and Vietnam in the 1940s, we discuss World War II, invasions, colonialism, and other monumental events that unfolded in this part of the world, but sent ripples across the globe.

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BATTAMBANG, Cambodia — The Cambodia War Widows Project, which began seven years ago as a social practice project exploring photography as a form of art therapy, is now having its first gallery installation in Cambodia.

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A City Where Trees Tweet

by Ben Valentine on July 6, 2016

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The 2010s have settled into their own, and now even the trees get their own hashtag campaigns and Twitter handles.

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Somewhere in the city, there are white Mercedes Benzes, peace signs, and hearts floating up into the sky.

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Post image for Vietnamese Artists Respond to Marine Disaster Through #IChooseFish

In early April, a disturbing sight appeared on the central Vietnamese coast.

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — What makes a border?

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Post image for A Contemporary Khmer Dance and Poncho Designed for Rain

SIEM REAP, Cambodia — The sun sets, the stage lights turn on, and the conversations pause.

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Post image for Young Khmer Artists Try the Tricky Business of Mapmaking

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The mapping and the drawing borders has been an especially violent and contested activity here for centuries.

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SIEM REAP, Cambodia — Over four million people visited Cambodia in 2014, many of whom came to see Angkor Wat, the country’s most popular tourist destination.

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Highlighting six HCMC-based contemporary artists and featuring several large works all incorporating new media, this exhibit would feel at home in any global arts city, from NYC to Beijing.

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