Nic Dunlop

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Nic Dunlop (born 1969) is a photographer and author.

Dunlop was born in Ireland and is now based in Bangkok, Thailand. Educated in Ireland and later England (Bedales School) he studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London.

He co-authored War of the Mines (1994) with Paul Davies, about the devastation caused by landmines.

His book The Lost Executioner: A Story of the Khmer Rouge (Bloomsbury, UK 2005; Walkerbooks, US 2006) was the result of a research supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Dunlop exposed Kaing Guek Eav a.k.a. Comrade Duch, the former head of Democratic Kampuchea's dreaded special branch – the Santebal. Duch disappeared after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979.

in 1999, Dunlop tracked Duch to Samlaut, Cambodia, where Duch had been transferred as Director of Education. Several months later, Nate Thayer, who had previously interviewed Pol Pot and Ta Mok, accompanied Dunlop where they interviewed Duch for the Far Eastern Economic Review. Duch surrendered to the authorities in Phnom Penh following the publication of his interview. (Photo reference [1]). Duch was later tried and found guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity becoming the first former Khmer Rouge to be tried and sentenced by the UN-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dunlop received an award from the Johns Hopkins University for Excellence in International Journalism [1], for exposing Duch.

He also co-directed Burma Soldier[2], (with Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, produced by Julie Le Brocquy) an HBO film which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the United Nations Association Film Festival in 2011 and nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing the following year. The film tells the story of a former soldier of Burma's regime who was badly injured in war, witnessed atrocities committed by his own comrades and spent 15 years in prison for his activism as a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

Nic spent 20 years photographing Burma’s military regime (1992–2012). His book, Brave New Burma[3], an intimate portrait of the country in pictures and words, was published by Dewi Lewis (May 2013).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photo: Leaders/Kaing-Guek-Eav
  2. ^ Selth, Andrew (27 October 2013). "Brave New Burma". New Mandala. Australian National University. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 

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