World Heritage Photo Exhibition: "Living with Angkor"

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for World Heritage Photo Exhibition: "Living with Angkor"

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The Empire of the Khmer flourished on the Indo-Chinese peninsula between the 8th and 15th centuries. They developed their own culture, which was strongly influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism, and is especially known for its religious architecture in Angkor Wat. In 1992, UNESCO registered Angkor on the World Heritage List, and listed it as the monument most in need of immediate restoration.
The current exhibition features the work of Saito Baku, a member of the "Japanese government team for Safeguarding Angkor" (JSA) since 1994. By continuously taking photographs of the endangered monument, Saito Baku has tried to keep a systematic record of its deterioration. His work portrays the intense power of nature, the present condition of the ruins that coexist with it, and the lives of the people living there.

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From 2005-07-16 To 2005-08-14

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Baku Saito

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