The characters that are pronounced “Shi Ki” can have two meanings. One is “four seasons”. Over four seasons I watched my mother fade away. Another meaning is “time of death”.
Familiar and usual place, ordinary scene without specific features, public area with many people gathering and passing by or very private secluded location.
These images tells a story about the life of HIV/AIDS patients, their families, AIDS orphans, and the struggle of medical staff and how local NGOs work day by day for more HIV/AIDS educational programs in Cambodia. These images were taken mainly in Battambang, Banteay Mean Chey, Siem Reap and in Phnom Penh. The images are only a small window into the tremendous pain and suffering endured by patients and their families. There is no future for orphans whose parents died from AIDS. My greatest thanks is to those people living with HIV or AIDS, who welcomed me into their lives …
Masaru Goto is a Japanese photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. It was his early photographs of the Cambodian war that first inspired his partner, and previously featured photo curator Yumi Goto.
In 1997, I returned to Cambodia. At that time, rumors of a coup were going around Phnom Penh, and it finally happened in July. Following heavy street fighting in the city, the battle moved to the country’s northwest.
In this Invisible Interview we shine the spotlight on photo curator, editor and evangelist Yumi Goto. Yumi has got to be one of the busiest people in the current photojournalism scene in Asia.