Nic Dunlop

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Both a photographer and an author, 
Nic's work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide among them The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Monde and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has written for Granta, The Telegraph Magazine and Prospect magazine. In 1999, he received an award from the John Hopkins university for Excellence in International Journalism for exposing the head of the Khmer Rouge special branch, Comrade Duch. Duch was the first Khmer Rouge to be sentenced at a UN-backed tribunal for crimes against humanity. Nic has also worked for Aljazeera English and co-directed his first feature documentary, Burma Soldier, which was screened on HBO in 2011. Burma Soldier was a co-production between LeBrocquy Fraser Productions and Break-Thru films. Nic is represented by Panos Pictures in London and lives in Bangkok.

"[The Lost Executioner] is an example of a rare genre: a reflective work by an outstanding photographer who is also a talented writer." - Financial Times



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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Between 1975 and 1979 the seemingly peaceful nation of Cambodia succumbed to one of the most bloodthirsty revolutions in modern history. Nearly two million people were killed. As head of the Khmer Rouge's secret police, Comrade Duch was responsible for the murder of more than 20,000 of them. Twenty years later, not one member of the Khmer Rouge had been held accountable for what had happened, and Comrade Duch had disappeared. Photographer Nic Dunlop became obsessed with the idea of finding Duch, and shedding light on a secret and brutal world that had been sealed off to outsiders. Then, by chance, he came face to face with him The Lost Executioner describes Dunlop's personal journey to the heart of the Khmer Rouge and his quest to find out what actually happened in Pol Pot's Cambodia and why.