She told me that if I took her picture my camera would break, but I smiled and asked to try. Two weeks later my camera broke.
Ben Valentine has been working as an independent writer for the last ten years and is currently based in Cambodia. Ben has published with Salon, Art Asia Pacific, The New Inquiry, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, to name a few. He also worked as a staff writer for Hyperallergic, and the San Francisco Arts Quarterly, and has presented visual culture around the world, including with the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, SAIC, and YBCA. Follow Ben on twitter @bennnyv or Benjaminvalentine.com