We need your help to realise this year’s 9th Anjali Photo Workshop – and any and every amount will be immensely helpful.
The Anjali Photo Workshops are organised specially for the kids of Anjali House, an NGO providing free food, healthcare and education to underprivileged street kids and their families in Siem Reap. The workshop aims to foster the children’s creativity and to provide them a fun-filled avenue for self-expression and building confidence.
Over the years, we’ve been lucky to have been able to a part of the children’s wonderful creativity. Those of you who have been to Children’s Day during the festival would have seen just how amazing their photographs are, and how happy and proud they are when they’re shown during the event.
So please, help us to bring the workshop back to the children again this year – you can view more details on our page on KissKissBankBank. Click! (Plus, we’ve some beautiful gifts for you in return for your generosity!)
Here we go!
The 9th Angkor Photo Festival invites all photographers to submit their work for its 2013 programme.
To find out how to send us your work and to read other updates, have a look at our April 2013 Newsletter here: http://bit.ly/april2013apf
> Online: http://bit.ly/2013apfsubmissions
> PDF Download: http://bit.ly/apf2013pdfdoc (File size: 1.1mb)
We’re ready, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!
Mark it down in your calendars because the dates are in!
There’s still plenty of time to plan your trip and to make arrangements to join us here in Siem Reap for the week-long festival.
And for all you photographers who have been asking, we will be launching the 2013 Call for Submissions on April 15th!
The new page will give us more ways and tools to keep in touch with all of you. Please do support us by clicking on the little ‘Like’ button - see you over there!
(* If you were a part of our old Facebook Group, please do head on over to the new page as well, as we’ll soon be shutting down the group.)
We hope everyone’s had a great start to 2013, and we wish all our Chinese friends a very Happy Chinese New Year!
Preparations for the 9th edition of the Angkor Photo Festival are already underway. We’ll be announcing in the weeks to come more details about applications and submissions for this year’s events.
In the meantime, for those of you who need a dose of the festival, you can take a look at our 2012 Festival Minutes as well as our 2012 Press & Media Review!
You can download them directly from these links here:
- 2012 Festival Minutes (English): http://bit.ly/14kIx6L
- 2012 Festival Minutes (French): http://bit.ly/10XIP5v
- 2012 Press & Media Review: http://bit.ly/14fPdUz
You can also download them from our website’s Media section.
For our friends currently in Chobi Mela VI in Dhaka, Bangladesh, we hope you enjoyed our showcase of Southeast Asian photography, curated by our programme director Françoise Callier, which was shown during the festival on January 26th.
If you’re in Kobe, Japan, do pop by to see ‘Labyrinth’- a special group show of six Japanese photographers from Tanto Tempo Gallery, which was first exhibited at the festival and . The show is on at the Theory of Clouds Gallery till 17 Feb, 2013!
The 8th Angkor Photo Festival came to a close on Saturday night. We hope everyone is well rested and has already arrived safely back to their homes, and for the others who are still travelling – have a safe trip!
Here are pictures galore from the Closing Night at the FCC Angkor.
The night began with a great free buffet, provided by the FCC Angkor, one of the festival’s most supportive location partners. To Douglas, Sean and their wonderful team – thank you, it wouldn’t have been such a success without your help!
It was a big night too for the participants of the 8th Angkor Photo Workshops! Not only was it a night for them to finally relax and have some fun, it was also a proud moment for them to share their hard work with each other and the public.
After the screening of all the work, we announced the winner of the 2012 Photo Prize!
A big congratulations to Truth Leem, for winning the vote of the independent jury panel that met just that afternoon to decide the winner. Excerpts from her series, Island, can be viewed on the workshops’s blog, along with more information!
For more details, head on over to the Workshop’s Official Blog > apws.wordpress.com
All the wonderful photos you’ve been seeing on the blog are by Montana Rakz, who joined us this year as the festival’s official photographer! Thank you for your hard work, Montana – we know it isn’t easy to have to work while everyone’s having fun!
To all our guests, visitors, friends, partners and sponsors — each year, the festival depends on you for its success. Without your help, participation and support, the 8th Angkor Photo Festival simply wouldn’t be the same.
We bid your farewell for now, but stay in touch! Sign up on for the newsletter (enter your email in the box on the right) so that you’ll be the first to know when submissions open for the… 9th Angkor Photo Festival!
Here are some photos from Pablo Bartholomew’s exhibition opening last night! This is a brand new location for us, and we hope to return again next year to the lovely gardens of Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient for another event!
Not only was it the final exhibition opening (not to worry, the exhibitions will continue to run till at least the end of the festival, and in some places, even till next year) – it was also the last showcase presented by one of our invited guest curators.
Last night at the FCC Angkor, we welcomed back Munem Wasif, as our invited guest curator. Munem first came to Siem Reap for as a participant in the 2007 Angkor Photo Workshops. Over the last five years, it has been wonderful to see how the world has sat up and taken notice of his talent.
Tonight, we’ll see you at the FCC Angkor for the second-last evening of slideshows!
As for tomorrow – join us early at the FCC Angkor at 7pm for a free buffet dinner before the last evening of slideshows, the results of the 8th Angkor Photo Workshops, and the announcement of the 2012 Photo Prize for one lucky participant of the workshops!
Children’s Day – always something I look forward to every year!
We shifted back to Wat Athvea Pagoda this year. Although a little out of the way, the beauty of the place certainly makes up for it! Wat Athvea was built in the 12th century during the reign of King Suryavarman II, who also built Angkor Wat. The pagoda is just next to the temple, and is still an active place today.
There was a little more setting-up required at this location, and I’ve posted some pics of our team with our ever-reliable wagon.
As always, Children’s Day means meeting all the children of Anjali House! The kids were treated to a little meal cooked right there at the pagoda itself before the slideshows began! Our sponsor, Pepsi, also made sure the kids had plenty of balloons to entertain themselves with.
Beginning with a special ‘children’s edition’ of the slideshows, this kids from Anjali were then treated to another edition of slideshows by children – but from another country! Conducted by Japanese photographer Eriko Koga (who also had her work shown at our slideshow here), the pictures from the Koyasan Photo Workshops for 10 children from Japan were shared with our Anjai kids.
And just before we screened the results of this year’s 8th Anjali Photo Workshops, all the participants had a special present given to them by each of their tutors – a print of one of their selected images!
Once again, a big thank you to all the tutors of the workshops, Sam Flint, the director of Anjali House, and all the great teachers and staff at Anjali who helped make it a very special two weeks for the kids.
Join us tonight at the E.F.E.O (Ecole Francaise d’Extreme orient) for the last exhibition opening! Pablo Bartholomew is here with us in Siem Reap, so be sure to come at 6pm to catch the opening of Outside in the Chronicles of a Past Life.
After that, come down to the FCC Angkor for a special showcase curated by our invited guest curator Munem Wasif!
We continue tomorrow with Portfolio Reviews too – see you at the Festival Center if you’d like your work to be looked at by our panel of great reviewers!