Since 2005, the annual Angkor Photo Workshops have been providing tuition-free, professional photography training to emerging photographers from all over Asia. Conducted by international professional photographers who volunteer their time, the workshops provide participants with firsthand training, invaluable exposure, and a chance to develop their personal photographic style and vision. Over the years, the workshops has consistently highlighted emerging talent from the region, and many of our workshop alumni go on to embark on successful photography careers.
As more festivals emerge in the region, our emphasis on education has become an increasingly critical part of what we do. Our annual series of workshops provides the region’s emerging talent with first-hand training and invaluable career advice, addressing the lack of affordable and accessible opportunities for young Asian photographers to take their craft to the next level.
It is heartening and humbling for us to witness workshop alumni return each year to become mentors and teachers themselves, bringing in fresh ideas and new perspectives to adapt to an ever-changing industry.
This organic exchange has helped us evolve into a self-sustaining venture that is more of a home than an institution, and a place where emerging talent, international professionals, and photography enthusiasts come together to forge enduring relationships.
As always, the work of all workshop participants is showcased as part of the festival’s Closing Night’s Projections Programme.