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 workshop for up-and-coming Asian photographers with the aim of nurturing 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 renowned professional photographers who volunteer their time and expertise to be a part of this educational initiative and experience.

Participants will rise to the challenge of completing one photo story each during the workshop. The tutors will guide you through all the 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. Our goal is to help students in their practice of the medium with respect to their individual interests and ambitions so as to fulfill their potential to be autonomous creators rather than being consumers of photography.

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, please read our Application Guide & F.A.Q. for more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.  

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.

Application Opens 1st May 2019

Deadline: 30th June 2019, 5pm (GMT+7)

Application results will be announced by mid-August 2019.



  • Applicants must be either a student OR a professional photographer of Asian nationality with limited 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.)


  • Participants have to commit to being in Siem Reap for the full period of 27th November – 7th December, 2019.
  • Under the guidance of tutors, all participants must complete one photo story in six days, which will be shown as part of the 15th Angkor Photo Festival on December 7th, 2019.
  • The last four days of the workshop will consist of portfolio reviews, projections, and other activities organised for all participants.


  • The workshop is tuition-free, with no application fee.
  • Accommodation will be provided from 27th November – 7th December 2019. (Checkout on 8th December)
  • Participants have to make their own travel arrangements to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Visa fees and transport expenses are not provided.


  • 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 2019.)



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


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).


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.)


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 photographer for a few years (including full-time positions, freelance assignments and internships) but still feel you have relatively limited professional experience and want to develop your craft further.

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, if this is your aim with the workshop.

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 2019 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.


2019 Applications are Closed