Tuol Svay Pray High School sits on the dusty road on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 1976, the Khmer Rouge renamed the school S21 and turned it into a torture, interrogation and execution centre. Of the 14,000 people known to have entered, only seven survived. Not only did the Khmer Rouge carefully translate the prisoners' interrogations; they also photographed the vast majority of inmates and created an astonishing photographic archive. Each of the estimated 6,000 S-21 portraits that have been recovered tells a story of shock, resignation, confusion, defiance and horror.The four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge (1975-9) took more than a million lives-10 % of the Cambodian population, dead from disease, starvation and murder. No individuals have ever been tried in legitimate courts, much less punished.
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