Each year, the weeklong Angkor Photo Festival hosts exhibitions and outdoor slideshows, many at The FCC Angkor, by celebrated international and emerging Asian photographers in Siem Reap.
The temples of Angkor become a hub for photographers to gather in a spirit of creativity and sharing.
The strong educational goal of the Angkor Photo Festival sets it apart from other photography events.
During their stay, renowned photographers tutor emerging Asian photographers in the free Angkor Photo Workshops, while the festival operates its own outreach program: the Anjali Children’s Photo Workshops. A special day for the children of Siem Reap is organized at a pagoda, where the presentation includes photographs from previous childrens’ workshops, exhibitions, and slideshows.
Consistent with the festival’s mission of highlighting emerging Southeast Asian photographers, of the more than 100 photographers exhibiting, about 50% are from Asia. The festival showcases print exhibitions and outdoor projections by renowned artists and photo-journalists.
The Angkor Photo Festival sets itself apart from other festivals with its strong humanitarian objectives. By offering free workshops for young Asian photographers and developing outreach projects for disenfranchised Cambodian youth, the festival is moving forward. Just come to Siem Reap during Angkor Photo Festival and feel the pulse of the Asia through the artistic eyes of the renowned photographers.
All events at the festival are entirely free of charge.
In 2015, the 11th edition of the Angkor Photo Festival will take place from 5th to 12th of December. More information on the Festival’s website: Angkor Photo.