A group of villagers and soldiers point at an illustrated poster celebrating the Kampuchea United Front for National Salvation.
This (probably staged) photograph shows a group of villagers and soldiers reading an illustrated, A0-size propaganda poster celebrating the Kampuchea United Front for National Salvation (KUFNS, also known as FUNSK) [Front or Renakse]. The image provides a clear view of the poster and the photos on it. The poster’s title reads: “Fight for the Front” (or, more literally, “rush and struggle under the front’s flag”). The photos on the poster have captions in Khmer. One of the older villagers holds the upper right-hand corner of the poster. He has a folded poster in his other hand. Next to him, a young boy points his finger at the top picture, which shows the founding of the Kampuchea United Front for National Salvation in Kratie in December 1978. A female soldier points her finger at the caption below the picture.
This photograph is part of the collection held by the Agence Khmère de Presse (AKP) and Cambodia’s Ministry of Information. This collection, which documents the early years of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea as photographed by the Vietnamese and a small team of Cambodian photographers, has not yet been classified or indexed.
- circa 1979
- People's Republic of Kampuchea
- Spatial Politics of Identity in Cambodia
- Cambodia, children, posters, propaganda, villagers
Courtesy of the AKP