One Eyeland Photography Awards 2017 FINALIST

Ann-Christine Woehrl
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier,
Visoth Chhay, Christine Kron, Rithy Panh, Anne-Laure Porée
22,5 x 27,5 cm
132 pages, 89 photos
English, german
Hardcover with mounted photograph
ISBN 978-3-903101-20-3
February 2017


During the four years of dictatorship of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge nearly two million people were killed. This is a quarter of the Cambodian population. In a very personal reflection on this genocide, Ann-Christine Woehrl’s photographs present fragments of the places that remind us of these atrocities. The texts were created in a collaboration of Ann-¬Christine Woehrl with Rithy Panh, Anne-Laure Porée and Stéphanie ¬Benzaquen-Gautier: The photo as instrument during the times of the Khmer Rouge and as a remnant of the genocide today. With a preface by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former Foreign Minister of Germany.


Shaded Memories. Der Schatten über Kambodscha. Fotografien von Ann-Christine Woehrl
17 February – 17 September 2017, Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich, Germany
23 February – 23 September 2017, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Bophana Audio Resource Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
February 2017, Cinema for Peace Gala, Berlinale, Berlin, Germany
2017, Travelling exhibition: Siem Reap, Battambang and provinces, Cambodia  


Ann-Christine Woehrl

was born in 1975. She works as a freelance photographer. Her work focuses on social topics, women’s rights and religious issues in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. Her photographs have appeared in newspapers and magazines, and she has published the books Voodoo – Leben mit Göttern und Heilern in Benin, Die Frauen von Havanna, and Montevideo. In 2013, her work Witches in Exile was shown at the gallery Pinter & Milch in Berlin, at the International Festival of Photography Belo Horizonte in Brazil, and at the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia. Her project IN/VISIBLE was funded by the German foundation VG Bild/Stiftung Kulturwerk.

Anne-Laure Porée

is a journalist. In her PhD thesis in anthropology she researches prison S-21.

Christine Kron

has studied ethnology, history and African history. In 2011 she became director of the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

was born in Detmold in 1956. He was German Foreign Minister from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2017. From 1999 to 2005 he was head of the Federal Chancellery. From 2007 to 2009 and alongside his post as Foreign Minister, Steinmeier was also Deputy Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. From 2009 to 2013 he led the SPD parliamentary group.

Rithy Panh

is the director of the film S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and author of the book Auslöschung (Elimination, not avail. in English). His film Rice People was nominated for an Oscar. Panh is co-producer of Angelina Jolie’s film First They Killed My Father.

Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier

is an associate researcher at the Centre for Historical Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. 

Visoth Chhay

took over in 2014 as director of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.