Killing Fields Photographer Dith Pran Dies

Dith Pran, a longtime photographer for the New York Times, died yesterday at age 65 The cause was pancreatic cancer. Dith came to the United States only after surviving the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. His experiences were immortalized in the 1984 film “The Killing Fields.” The Times has a wonderful obituary today, with audio and a portfolio of Dith's images. I also loved the audio report that National Public Radio aired this morning. Go here to hear it.—The photo above, showing Dith at a family reu

Dith Pran, a longtime photographer for the New York Times, died yesterday at age 65 The cause was pancreatic cancer. Dith came to the United States only after surviving the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. His experiences were immortalized in the 1984 film "The Killing Fields." The Times has a wonderful obituary today, with audio and a portfolio of Dith's images. I also loved the audio report that National Public Radio aired this morning. Go here to hear it.—The photo above, showing Dith at a family reunion in 1989, was taken by Magnum photographer Steve McCurry.-- David Schonauer

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