Angkor Photography Festival

Angkor Photography Festival

Late November
The first annual photography event in Southeast Asia, the Angkor Photography Festival takes place in Siem Reap, a town in northwestern Cambodia near the ancient ruins of Angkor. The photographic selections of this exhibition typically focus on the regions of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Far East, although the festival welcomes submissions from all over the world.
The festival caters to two genres in the field—humanistic (or concerned) documentary photography and fine art photography. Festivalgoers view works in print exhibitions and outdoor projections set up in different Siem Reap locations.
The festival was co-founded by journalist Gary Knight, photographer Christophe Loviny, and gallerist Jean-Yves Navel in 2005. Their mission—beyond displaying excellent photographs—was to pool the resources of compassionate artists to serve Cambodia's marginalized groups. Each festival, which lasts roughly 10 days, offers youths free workshops led by established photographers. One such workshop offered in 2007 festival used photography to empower women with HIV to document their situation.
CONTACTS:
Ankor Photography Festival Center
Carnets d'Asie
333 Sivatha St.
Siem Reap, Kambodscha Cambodia
www.angkorphotofestival.com