University of Louisville –
Photographic Archives


    University of Louisville, Belknap Campus
    Ekstrom Library – Lower Level, Room 17
    2215 S 3rd St.
    Louisville, KY 40208
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    Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Living the Cambodia Nightmare

    Featuring Jay Mather

    Dates: October 3 – December 16, 2019
    Events: Opening Reception October 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

    In November of 1979, while working for the Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY, Jay Mather and fellow journalist Joel Brinkley
    traveled to the Thailand-Cambodia border to document the massive exodus of Cambodian refugees fleeing the wrath
    of the Khmer Rouge regime. While there they documented the work of
    Dr. Kenneth Rasmussen, a Louisville, Kentucky
    emergency pediatric physician, and a United Nations High Commission for Refugees doctor. He treated hundreds of Cambodians,
    many of them children, in a small clinic established in the border town of Aranyaprathet, Thailand. Mather and Brinkley’s stories
    and photographs that appeared in the Courier-Journal were awarded the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.
    On the 40
    th anniversary of these events, the University of Louisville Photographic Archives is proud to present
    Jay Mather’s Cambodia photographs.


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