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Michael Vickery (American) – Photo Phnom Penh 2018


Historian, researcher, analyst, this American became a specialist of the countries on the Mekong river and fell in love with Cambodia where he chose to finish his days.
It is with curiosity and tenderness that he photographed, in black and white and in square format the populations, the landscapes, the traditions of the country. With a particular interest for ethnic minorities and for practices he knew to be in danger

Born April 1, 1931, in Billings, Montana, USA. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literature,Vickery became a Fulbright scholar in Finland from 1953 to 1955 before serving in the United States Army in Germany from 1956 to 1958. He then taught English inTurkey from 1958 to 1960, in Cambodia from 1960 to 1964, and in Laos from 1964 to 1967. He earned a PhD in History from Yale University, and became a specialist in South East Asian history and culture. He taught at several universities and published numerous books and articles.He died of heart attack at age 86 in Battambang Province.

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