Day 1 of the workshop (Sunday 22nd November 09) in Siem Reap at the FCC, more talk than pictures… but the rules and guidelines are set. And the mood is at the high mark…
We start to meet you all over Siem Reap, a good sign…Stories, stories, don’t worry too much, stay simple… some small stories can make great pictures… Do not try to engage in stories that some other people have done with years of work. Try to be realistic in your search. Enjoy the nice weather and slowly settle in the place… Tomorrow evening, look like about 6:30 ish at the FCC… See you
We would like to see the chosen applicants for the free workshop to start doing some research on the stories they intend to develop during the week-long engagement in Siem Reap. There will be 4 groups divided among the tutors. Keep in mind that any story related to health/development that has to go through a government agency, hospital or an NGO need prior approval from them (you cannot just walk into an hospital ward, even in Cambodia…). There are numerous education, development and assistance projects based in Siem Reap. And you can find lots of relevant info about it on the internet. Do not worry if you cannot outline an assignment for yourself as we are assisting you.
Almost final now… We’ll have a great group of tutors for the workshop. With us : Antoine D’agata, Philip Blenkinsop, Patrick de Noirmont, Olivier Nilsson, Steve Raymer and Arantxa Cedillo… Nic Dunlop was a probability but he has to be in Phnom Penh that week for the ongoing KR tribunal. We’ll make four working groups. It will all evolve around documentary photography but with some variations, going with the work style of each tutor. As well, remember, we are all volunteers and there is hardly any photo-workshop where you get this kind of line-up… And since we are located next to John McDermot’s Photo Gallery in Siem Reap, John will spend sometimes with a number of students toward the end of the week, to talk and show what is it to print images for exhibition and running a Photo Gallery. I let go do the search yourself on the net to find out who’s who…
We are pleased to announce that the Apple Computer Distributor in Siem Reap/Cambodia FUTURE WORLD Ltd (on Sivutha Road) will loan to us an iMac 24 inch and a couple of Mac Mini with monitors for the duration of the workshop… They will also offer a discount to any participant of the workshop who wish to purchase an iPods, MacBook Pro, etc… [http://futureworld.com.kh/]
A special price will be available for the people on the workshop… pdf list : APPLE_pricelist_(Future World_SR)
Official… we have entered an agreement with the FCC ANGKOR to base the workshop on their ground. We’ll be able to have comfortable space for working. It’s walking distance to almost everything in Siem Reap and they have great cappuccinos. We”ll meet there first on the evening of November 21st to get together and show […]
We will, as part of the workshop, generate a story of TB situation in Siem Reap area, as STOP TB Partnership is one of our sponsor.
Following the workshop I did (your coordinator) earlier this year (March 2009) with young Brazilian photographers in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, we’ll work with one photographer on documenting TB and MDR-TB extend and treatment for that part of Cambodia. If some already invited students express some particular interest to the story, they should send me a mail.
We have sent invitations email to a number of applicants and several more will be sent over the following days when we have a final line-up of tutors… For those invited, we are waiting for your response. In case you cannot attend it will free a space for another one… Remember that you have to support yourself your travel to Cambodia.
Over the following weeks, we’ll post more info on travelling, visa …
If you have been invited, start to think (and do research) about what story you intend to develop during the workshop.
That’s it, there was plenty of time… Now we have a lot of work to do…Give us maybe a good week or a little more and we’ll tell you (individually) if you are on the list for the free workshop 2009. Do not send us any email to ask if you have been selected or not…we will not answer.
To all the applicants to the Angkor Photo Workshop and all other good photographers of Asia, the Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand (of which I’m a member!) organise a contest with prizes (money, flight tickets, etc…). Go to their website (http://www.fccthai.com/Photo2009.html), see if you qualify and just follow the guidelines. Good luck…
You have until the end of the month (August 31st) to send your application for the free Angkor Photo Workshop in Siem Reap Cambodia. We hope to have our work base at the FCC. Among potential new tutors we may have Nic Dunlop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic_Dunlop), a true Irish photog based in Bangkok who’s credit includes the founding of Duch…I talk to Nic a few days ago and he says that he’ll be thrill to get involved.
Our financial situation is on the low side but we intend to accommodate two dozen lucky Asian photographers for this workshop… keep posted! we tentatively will publish the list before mid-September.