Join us in Siem Reap as we celebrate our 11th Edition! The longest-running photography event in Southeast Asia, the annual Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops is a free international platform & educational resource for established and emerging photographers. Created in 2005 by a group of photographers, the Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops began as an endeavour to train emerging photographers from Asia. We remain strongly committed to nurturing and promoting emerging Asian talent, and encouraging the development of photography in Asia.
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS [ DEC 4 - 12, 2O15 ]
Since 2005, our tuition-free workshops have provided affordable and accessible professional training to photographers selected from our annual open call for applications. Aimed at guiding participants to take their craft to the next level, the workshops are taught by international photographers who volunteer their time. As always, the results of this year's workshops will be showcased on the Closing Night of the festival.
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME [ DEC 5 - 12, 2O15 ]
Over the past decade, it has been rewarding for us to play a role in ushering some of the region’s best photographers onto the international stage, creating greater exposure for their work and the issues they cover. Curated from our annual open call for submissions, this year's festival programme will feature the work of over 130 photographers from 45 countries. For the second year, we have the 'GreenLight Exhibition Series' and 'The Impact Project', alongside the highly-anticipated 'IPA Hong Kong & Taiwan Showcase' by the founder of Invisible Photographer Asia, Kevin Wy Lee.
ANJALI PHOTO WORKSHOPS [ NOV 26 - DEC 6, 2O15 ]
Initiated in 2005 by Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata, the Anjali Photo Workshops engages the children of Anjali House in creative expression through photography. The workshop encourages and nurtures the children’s innate creativity – an important part of education, and a key tool in fostering scholastic development, self- confidence, and social interaction.
Our professional workshops are led by internationally renowned photographers, all of whom volunteer their time and expertise to be a part of the workshops.
Antoine D’AGATA left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next 10 years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued photography at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. While there, he worked as an intern in Magnum’s editorial department. In 1993, he took a four-year break from photography. His first books, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and Galerie VU’ began distributing his work the year after. In 2001 he published Hometown and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004, D’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo.
Sohrab HURA was born on 17th October 1981 and he grew up changing his ambitions from one exciting thing to another. He started with dreams of growing up and becoming a dog, which later turned to becoming a superhero and then to a veterinarian to a herpetologist to becoming a wild life filmmaker. Today he is a documentary photographer working on long-term projects, after having completed his Masters in Economics. In 2014, he was named a nominee of Magnum Photos.
Patrick de NOIRMONT is a veteran photographer and editor with more than 35 years experience with the wire services. He started with UPI and was involved in the teams that launched both the AFP and Reuters International Picture Services. In ad- dition to running various wire service bureaus in Paris, Johannesburg and Bangkok, he has covered numerous events including the Yom Kippur war in Israel, the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, the first Gulf War, and the transition in South Africa from apartheid. Assignments sent him to Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire. In Asia, he witnessed the military advances of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the handover of Hong Kong, the coup in Cambodia and the fall of President Suharto. He has worked part time for the Associated Press in Paris until 2010. Patrick de Noirmont is now based in Thailand where he has worked for the Rockefeller foundation and various NGO’s. He has been part of the free educational workshop of the Angkor Photo festival since 2005.
Suthep KRITSANAVARIN is one of Thailand’s leading photojournalists. His award-winning work Si Phan Don has been published in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, National Geographic, Geo, Aera and Japan Times. Suthep has covered social and humanitarian issues in Southeast Asia for two decades, and bases his work on his firm belief that a photojournalist must act as a conscientious observer of society and culture, contributing to social change on a local and glob- al level. He achieves these goals by working on long-term projects so as to build deep understanding on the topic. He is now represented by Cosmos Photos and is working on ‘Eye on Burma’, a long-term project for Southeast Asia Press Aliance.
Kosuke OKAHARA grew up in Tokyo, starting his career as a photographer after college where he studied education. He left for Colombia in 2003 and started documenting the lives of people who live at the bottom of the society ladder for his personal project. He also works in his native country. One of his projects about Japanese girls who self-harm received the W. Eugene Smith Fellowship. He has been honoured with several awards and grants including Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo, PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch, and Sony World Photography Awards. His photos have also been exhibited in various venues includ- ing galleries and international photo festivals. Most recently, he was awarded the 2014 Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award.
Ian TEH has published three monographs, Undercurrents (2008), Traces (2011) and Confluence (2014). His work is part of the permanent collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and the Hood Museum in the USA. Selected solo shows include the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York in 2004, Flowers in London in 2011 and the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012. He has received several honours, including the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography and the Emer- gency Fund from the Magnum Foundation. In 2013 he was elected by the Open Society Foundations to exhibit in New York at the Moving Walls Exhibition. In 2010, the acclaimed literary magazine Granta published a 10-year retrospective of his work in China.
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