Shahidul Alam & Jean François Leroy to be our 2013 Guest Curators

Jun 15, 2013 | 2013 Festival Programme, 9th Edition (2013), News & Happenings

We’re so pleased to announce that Shahidul Alam & Jean François Leroy will be our 2013 Guest Curators at the festival this year!

It will be wonderful to have both of them here with us in Siem Reap in November. Possessing decades of experience in the photography world, both guest curators also head two of the most popular photography festivals in the world. Bangladeshi photographer, writer and activist Shahidul Alam is the founder and director of Chobi Mela, a biennial international photography festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since 1989, Jean-François Leroy has been the director of Visa pour l’Image, a major photojournalism festival held annually in Perpignan, France.

Each year, the festival dedicates two evenings of its slideshow programme to two well known figures in photography. The festival’s Guest Curators are invited to present a showcase of work and photographers as selected by them.


Shahidul Alam “The Angkor Photo Festival has long been on my radar. One of the most significant festivals in the region, it has been a turning point for far too many young photographers to be just another festival. This is my chance to find out why.”





Jean-François Leroy

“I went to visit Angkor Photo Festival out of curiosity. I had heard many good things about that festival. There, I was struck by the enthusiasm of the young Asian photographers present, and I loved the educational role of the workshops for young Asian photographers. I liked the free nature of it all, and the whole team’s generosity. And so, I wanted to return and to be a part of all of it again!”




You can read our Guest Curators’ biographies on our press release, easily downloaded from our website or the following links:

> English:
> French:


Also, we will be extending the deadline for submissions to the festival till June 30th!

If you haven’t already done so (and why not?), you now have some time to get your work in to this year’s festival.

Click here for more details and the link to our online submission form:



Want to know more? Read about all this and more in our June 2013 Newsletter:



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