Fig. 12. Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.5 inches, Late 1980. The photograph was taken by one of the nurses at the Khao-I-Dang Holding Centre, she was from the USA. She wanted to make a picture to send home for her Mum for her birthday. I was in the middle (still wearing a towel from just having a shower). The photograph was made in the medical supply room, at the time I thought it was fun - I still look at it as fun. My brother, Monyroth, was working at the camp hospital; this is where we met our sponsors. These strangers had a massive impact on our destiny, I find it hard to put myself in their shoes, could I sponsor an entire family? They maybe saw something in us, but I don’t know. With all this killing and brutality, still there are people with good heart and humanity. What makes strangers reach out to help other people in desperate needs, it is their genuine compassion and want to make a better world; A Fragile Past: Exploring One Family’s Narrative Through the Photographs They Buried

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