TUTORSAngkor Photo Workshops
The tutors of the Angkor Photo Workshops share our core values and believe in helping guide our workshop participants in refining their own unique, individual approach to their practice.
Since we began, all our workshop tutors have waived their professional fees and joined us as volunteers – helping us to remain non-commercial and free for all participants.
Our tutors represent a range of nationalities, professional backgrounds, and photographic styles, mirroring our beliefs in the importance of inclusivity and diversity.
2023 Tutors & Facilitators
Tutor & Facilitator Biographies
Finding himself in New York in 1990, Antoine D’Agata pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie VU’ began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. Since then, he continued to publish books regularly. In 2004, D’Agata joined Magnum Photos.
Katrin Koenning is a photographer based in Naarm Melbourne, on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung country. Her work moves across text, found materials, and still and moving images. She has been recipient of multiple awards and her work is regularly exhibited in local and international solo and group exhibitions.
Veejay Villafranca was born in Manila. He started out in journalism as a staff photographer for the national news magazine covering socio-political events in the Philippines. After becoming a freelancer in 2006, he worked with several international news wire agencies before pursuing the personal projects that later paved the way to his career as a full-time documentary photographer. In 2008, he was awarded the Ian Parry Scholarship and a residency at Visa Pour l’Image for his project on the lives of former gang members in Manila and in 2013 attended the prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass program of the World Press Photo Foundation. He is also an alumnus of the 2006 Angkor Photo Festival Documentary photographer workshop.
Sean Lee was born in 1985 and grew up in Singapore. His first body of work was Shauna, made between 2007 and 2009. This work was nominated for the Prix Découverte on the 40th anniversary of Arles Photography Festival. Since then, Sean has gone on to make other stories.
His second work – “Two People”, received the 2011 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu award. Sean’s photographs have been exhibited in a number of institutions and festivals. Most notably, the Saatchi Gallery in London and the Chobi Mela Photo Festival in Bangladesh. Much of Sean’s work can be found in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum. Sean’s first book, “Shauna”, was released in September 2014. It was collected by the MoMA Library.
Uma Bista is a photographer from Nepal. She works on visual narratives that focus on issues of social, cultural, familial, personal, political, and psychological perspectives on gender inequality. She is an alumnus of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Angkor Photo, Cambodia. She is a Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow in 2020. She is a current fellow of VII academy. She is an Advisory Committee member in Women Photograph. Uma was named in the British Journal of Photography’s annual “Ones to Watch 2019”. Her works “Our Songs from the Forest”, “Stay Home, Sisters”, “Boundless”, “I” and others works are being published and exhibited nationally and internationally.
As a self-taught practitioner, Mien-Thuy is interested in our inner worlds, hidden connections, liberation, life and death. She is on her way to transform herself in photography, speaking for the chaotic shift in our decayed society.
SIM Chi Yin
Patrick DE NOIRMONT