Phnom Penh-based photographer John Vink, who shoots for Magnum Photos, has just released a new iPad app exploring Cambodian land issues.
Vink, a Belgian national who has documented Cambodia for more than a decade, says the ‘Quest for Land’ app not only covers a profound social issue, but also marks a novel approach for photographers.
“For the first time there is an overview of Cambodia’s land issues in a relatively accessible form,” he says. “The app gives an unprecedented amount of information about land issues here.”
The app has more than 700 black and white images, each of which is captioned. The photographs are divided into 20 sections covering various evictions and providing background information about the origins and the consequences of land grabbing.