April 17, 1975 was the beginning of the Khmer Rouge's control over Cambodia, and from this day on many of Phnom Penh's inhabitants left the city. Some were able to flee the country, but many others were executed. In photographing and exhibiting "Daun Penh," Hak has both sets of people in mind. "Daun Penh" refers to a woman named Penh, after whom the city takes its name. "Daun," in turn, means "great-grandmother." The subtitle of his work is "Return to the Life," and he says that he is trying to show people who haven't been back to Phnom Penh what the city is like now. Of course, after almost 40 years, the city's architecture has changed quite a bit--tuk-tuks themselves were only introduced about 10 years ago.