2018 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Are you an emerging Asian photographer looking to take your visual storytelling skills to the next level?

Apply for the Angkor Photo Workshops!

The Angkor Photo Workshops is an annual tuition-free professional workshops for emerging Asian photographic talents which aims to nurture each individual’s unique vision and approach to the medium of photography.

Each year, 30 participants are selected from across the region to join us in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for an intensive week-long workshop conducted by 7 international renowned professional photographers who volunteer their time and expertise to be a part of this initiative.

In today’s world, where the commercialisation of education is fast becoming the dominant model, we believe in keeping our workshops affordable and accessible. This is why we do not charge a fee for the workshops, and eligibility is based on ability and the spirit of meritocracy. In addition, all our tutors are volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to be a part of this educational experience.

Participants will rise to the challenge to complete one photo story each during the workshop, and will be guided by their tutors through all stages – from conceptualising story ideas and refining your personal approach, to improving your techniques and the final, important step of picture editing. We believe in diversity and originality, and we want you to develop your own unique photographic style and vision.

Application is free and our workshops are open to photographers of all Asian nationalities, with no age restrictions.

Before filling in our online application form, read our Application Guide & F.A.Q. for more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Next round of applications opens 1st May 2019

APPLICATION GUIDE

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be either a student or professional photographer of Asian nationality with less than 5 years of professional experience.
  • The workshop will be conducted in English.
  • Participants will have to bring their own digital DSLR camera and laptop.
  • Participants should be able to use basic photo editing software (eg: Lightroom, Photoshop, Aperture etc.)

(Not sure if you qualify? Click our F.A.Q. below for more.)

DATES & SCHEDULE

  • Participants have to commit to being in Siem Reap for the full period of 8th – 18th December, 2018.
  • Under the guidance of tutors, all participants must complete one photo story in six days, which will be shown as part of the 14th Angkor Photo Festival on December 18th, 2018.
  • The last four days of the workshop will consist of portfolio reviews, projections, and other activities organised for all participants.

EXPENSES

  • The workshop is tuition-free, with no application fee.
  • Accommodation will be provided from 8th – 18th December, 2017. (Checkout on 19th December)
  • Participants have to make their own travel arrangements to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Visa fees and transport expenses are not provided.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Read this Application Guide & F.A.Q. first. Incomplete or incorrectly-filled forms will not be accepted.
  • Prepare Submission Materials
  • Application is done via our online form. (Application Form will be available 1st May 2018.)

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

1. BRIEF CV / RESUME

For Students:

  • Course and institution of study
  • Expected year of graduation
  • Any previous photography workshops/internships/courses attended

For Professionals:

  • Details on current and previous professional experience (including freelance and internships)
  • Any previous photography workshops/internships/courses attended

2. PERSONAL STATEMENT

We want to get to know you better. Tell us about your experience with photography, and why you would like to attend our workshop. (Maximum 250 words).

3. PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION

Your portfolio of work should reflect your vision and style as a photographer.

  • Filename: All images should include your full name. (Eg: Amy_Tan_001.jpg)
  • Number of images: Minimum 12 – Maximum 20 photos per portfolio
  • Image Size: 2,000 pixels on longer side / 72dpi / JPG format / Medium quality (8)

[ Optional: You may choose to upload one additional file with text or caption information in the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf ]

(Not sure what to submit? See our F.A.Q. below for more.)

F.A.Q

Q: Am I a “student” or am I a “professional?”

A: You qualify as a ‘student’ if you are currently enrolled in a university or college. Graduate students are considered to be professionals. You qualify as a ‘professional’ if you have been working as a full-time photographer for less than 5 years. This includes time spent as a freelancer or in internships. If you have already been working as a photographer for more than 5 years, you do not qualify.

Q: I’m a freelance photographer who did not attend any photography courses, and have never worked as a full-time professional. Do I qualify?

A: Our workshops are prioritized for those intending to work as professional photographers. You may still apply, as long as you have had less than 5 years of experience in photography.

Q: Which nationalities can apply?

A: Click to view the list of countries.

Q: What kind of photographs should I include in my portfolio?

A: Your portfolio can have a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 images, and it should reflect your vision and style as a photographer. Images can be either singles, or a full story, or a mix of both. The most important thing is to show us your strongest work that best represents you as a photographer.

Q: Who is going to be my tutor?

A: We will announce our 2017 Tutors line-up shortly. Participants will be selected by tutors, and the tutors’ choices are final. If you are selected, you will be immediately informed about who your tutors are.

Q: I can’t be in Siem Reap for the entire duration. Can I come later or leave earlier?

A: No, we require all participants to be present for the full duration so as to benefit from the complete experience of the workshops.

APPLICATION FORM

NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATIONS OPENS 1ST MAY 2018

QUESTIONS?