Raquez in Phnom Penh

Made my way to Phnom Penh during the holidays to do some work in the National Archives. I found some exciting material that I will share in another post, but here are some other Raquez spottings….

In the Land of Pagodas on the shelf at Monument Books!

It was exciting and humbling to find our translation of In the Land of Pagodas on the shelf at the iconic Monument bookstore. Read a review of it in the South China Morning Post.

It’s also available on Amazon and direct from the publisher, NIAS Press.


At an art-store for tourists near the National Museum, I spotted this framed photo….

It’s Raquez’s postcard of the Laotian performer Sao Si, which was for sale at the 1906 Colonial Exposition in Marseille, where he brought her to perform.

The art-store downloaded a hi-res copy, printed it on canvas, then framed it. They were asking a whopping US$40 for the picture!

Good to see that Raquez’s photography is still scintillating, provoking, and selling…and in a town he used to frequent.

More on Raquez in Phnom Penh in coming posts….

Meanwhile, keep your eyes peeled and your wallets open for the impending release of our translation of Laotian Pages

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