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A New Beginning for Cluster Bomb Survivor

Ta Chomaly

https://gofund.me/0c34145f

My good friend Mike Boddington MBE is working on a project in Laos that is near and dear to my heart. Please donate to help bring financial security to Ta Chomaly and his family!

From the GoFundMe campaign:

Ta’s Story: In 2001, Ta Chomaly was a farmer and fisherman in a rural village in Laos before an unexploded cluster bomb accident changed his life forever. Ta lost his lower left arm, his right hand, and the vision in one eye, while his other eye was badly damaged. He was 28 years old with a wife and seven children. The US illegally dropped more than 270 million cluster munitions (known in Laos as “bombies”) along with other ordnance on Laos during the Vietnam War. Up to 30 percent, or about 80 million of the cluster bombs did not detonate and remain buried in the land over vast parts of Laos. Ta is among the more than 20,000 innocent Lao civilians killed or maimed by unexploded ordnance, primarily cluster munitions, since the war ended almost 50 years ago.

Ta and his wife and one of his seven children

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Tuey and Phongsavath

Tuey and Phongsavath
Tuey and Phongsavath, in Vientiane, Laos.

Came across this screen grab from a video the other day. Two really brave guys, both Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) survivors—both blind and missing both hands. They were part of a peer-to-peer project I filmed in Laos way back in 2015. Check it out here.

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New Portfolio: Hmong Grandmother

Hmong Grandmother

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

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Hmong Grandmother: Hand

Hmong Grandmother
Hand
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Through The Infirmary #32

Through The Infirmary #32
Through The Infirmary #32
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Through the Infirmary #57

From one of the small village health centers outside of Xamtai, Laos. From a project with Médecins Sans Frontières.

Through the Infirmary #57
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Tribute To FB, In Client’s Home

I really enjoy it when a client sends me a photo of my work hanging in their home—especially a home in which I have very fond memories.

Photo Tribute To FB

The Photo Has Since Been Relocated Out Of Direct Sunlight

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Through The Infirmary #10

From the hospital in Et, Laos.

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New Gallery: Through the Infirmary

I’ve been working on some past projects that didn’t make it onto the website. Here is one from the Xamtai Hospital and health centers, in and around Xamtai, Laos. I was photographing on a project with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders for the Americans). Link to portfolios here.

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From the Archive: Danger

danger

Vientiane, Laos, 2014

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