2019 Activities

Our Afternoon Sessions are held daily from 4th – 7th December 2019 from 2pm – 5pm at our Festival Centre (My Cargo) and are open to the public and free to attend. From artist talks to pop-up workshops and photobook discussions, check in on this page as we update you on the details of all the activities coming your way. 

Portfolio Reviews

DATES: 4 – 7 December 2019
VENUE: Festival Centre (My Cargo)
TIME: 10.00am [Registration opens]  / 10.30am – 12.30pm [Reviews]

Our free portfolio reviews are conducted by industry professionals, including editors, curators and photographers from all over the world who volunteer their expertise and advice. 

  • December 4th: Open Table Session

An informal session limited to 20 photographers to show and display their work for open critique and discussion, the session is open to the public, reviewers and all attending photographers to  and the public to show their work and for open critique or discussion.

  • December 5th – 7th: One-on-one Review Session

Registration for time slots with our rotating panel of portfolio reviewers begins at 10am on a first-come-first served basis. Each review lasts between 15 – 20 mins.

Preparing your Portfolio

  • Prepare your print or digital portfolio in advance.
  • Keep your edit of each work concise (15 – 20 images) and sequenced, with a wider edit available upon request.

Portfolio Reviewers[*Updated Nov 21st. More to be announced]

  • Rachael Strecher, Director, Storytelling Grants & Fellowship, National Geographic

  • Hsia Yi Wen, Exhibition Manager & Curator, World Press Photo Foundation
  • Mladen Antonov, Southeast Asia Photo Chief, APF
  • Manan Vatsyayana, Chief Photographer (Mekong), AFP
  • Eugenia Falqui, Photography Editor, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Sudhanshu Malholtra, Multimedia Editor, Greenpeace International
  • Coline Plancon, Freelance Producer, Photo Editor & Consultant. Formerly with Magnum.
  • Gabriel Gauffre, Freelance Photographer

Photobooks Corner

DATES: 4th – 7th December 2019
VENUE: Festival Center (My Cargo)
TIME: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view and buy some incredible photo books from photographers all around the region. Our photo book corner at the Workshop Center is open to all to come by to browse the books on display – with many available for sale! (Books indicated with pricing are for sale.) 

Rony Zakaria, Indonesia –Men, Mountains and the Sea” 

Sohrab Hura, India – The Coast

Matca Collective, Vietnam – “Maket 01: A Vietnamese Photography Village” 

Kenji Mercado, Philippines – Sa Aking Pag-Alis (On My Departure)”  (USD10)

Yu Yu Myint Than, Myanmar –Memory Lane” (Handmade by artist, limited edition. USD100)

Yu Yu Myint Than, Myanmar –Jigsaw” (USD50)

Thuma Collective, Myanmar“Us and Them” (USD$35)

Thuma Collective, Myanmar – “Bridging the Naf”  (The outcome of creative collaboration between 12 artists from Myanmar and Bangladesh, available for photobook swap! Email at [email protected] with your name and the name of phtobook you want to swap with us. Your swapped photobook will be empowered to Myanmar Deitta Photobook library in Yangon.)



(More to be announced. Sign up with us at [email protected] if you’d like to display/sell your photobook.).

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Portfolio Reviews

December 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 7, 2019

Venue: Festival Centre (My Cargo) Registration Opens: 10.00am (Limited slots, first-come-first-served) Materials to bring: Digital or Print Portfolio (Open to all photographers. There is no fee to participate in our portfolio reviews.) Our free portfolio reviews are conducted by industry professionals, including editors, curators and photographers from all over the world who volunteer their expertise and advice. Preparing your Portfolio- Prepare your print or digital portfolio in advance.- Keep your edit of each work concise (15 - 20 images) and…

Afternoon Session

December 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cambodian Visual Storytelling Workshop: ShowcasePresented by tutor Kim Hak, come share in the works produced by the participants of our first Khmer Storytelling Workshop, followed by a discussion on the current state of photography in Cambodia and Vietnam. PARTICIPANTSNem SotheaEng PanhavuthyRath PhallinSoeun Bunsor'Get to know: The World Press Photo" One of the most well known press photography institutions in the world, the World Press Photo makes its third appearance in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Hsia Yi Wen, Exhibitions Manager & Curator of the…

Grant Writing Workshop

December 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

One of the most important parts of creating great work is finding the funds to do so. National Geographic Society will host a workshop designed to improve your grant writing skills, providing tips and tricks to write a successful proposal. Come ready with an idea you hope to submit as a potential grant. The session will be led by Rachael Strecher, Director of Storytelling Grants & Fellowship, National Geographic Society. ABOUT THE SPEAKERRachael Strecher is Director of Storytelling Grants and Fellowships…

Afternoon Session: Photobook Talk

December 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Photobook TalkJoin photographers Veejay Villafranca and Rony Zakaria as they present their latest photobook publications - also a great chance to browse our photobook display and perhaps bring a few home for yourself! 

December 6, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Late Night DialogueJoin co-founder of the festival and workshop tutor Antoine d'Agata and Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati in conversation as we share a selection of work from Antoine. 

Afternoon Session: Better Business Practices

December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Better Business Practices: Crash course with Andri Tambunan We focus so much in learning how to take pictures and putting together a photo story, we sometimes need a bit of help learning about the business side of photography. Understanding and implementing better business practices in photography is crucial to succeed and help ensure the longevity of our career in this industry.This 2-hr crash course aims to inform you of some of the best practices and approaches in negotiating a fair contract and compensation…

Afternoon Session: Artist Sharing Talks

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artist Sharing SessionA get together session for photographers to share their recently completed or on-going work! Bring yours along if you'd like to participate! 

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