1989 – The Road to Recovery

Organized by Phnom Penh Photo Association

Artist: ALAN CRUMLISH (Scotland, born 1954)

In 1989 Alan accompanied his brother Brian, a film director, and producer Christeen Winford of Cormorant Films, to Cambodia to document many aspects of the social and cultural recovery that was taking place 10 years after the displacement of the Khmer Rouge. During this time, he photographed what was then known as the Cambodian National Dance Company. These photographs became key to the world-wide charity Oxfam securing the company’s first international visit to the West in 15 years, with an invitation to perform in Glasgow during its European Capital of Culture celebrations. During their stay, Alan photographed all aspects of the company’s visit, from performances to public workshops. This led to a large exhibition – “A View of Cambodia” – which toured throughout Scotland. The extensive research of Amanda Rogers provides some of the contextual backdrop for this current exhibition.

This exhibition will be shown from December 7, 2023 to January 7, 2024 at Bophana Center


  • December 7, 2023 · 8:00 am
  • Bophana Center
  • Exhibitions