Always a highlight of the festival, the 9th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival featured eight evenings of slideshow projections.
Once again hosted by our long-time partners FCC Angkor, all projections were free-of-charge to attend and open to all members of the public.
Featuring the work of over 130 photographers from all over the world, with over half of the programme consisting of photographers from Asia, the 2013 Programme was curated by Françoise Callier, the festival’s programme coordinator since 2007.
Each year, the festival also 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. This year, we were honoured to have with us in Siem Reap both of our guest curators, and we thank them for sharing their time and expertise with us and all our festival visitors.
Shahidul Alam Director of Chobi Mela – Dhaka, Bangladesh Showcase: 24 November 2013 “Taking Humour Seriously“
Jean-François Leroy Director, Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan, France Showcase: 26 November 2013 12 Selected Photographers
[For more information on our 2013 Guest Curators showcases, click here.)
The final evening of slideshow projections on the festival’s Closing Night was showcased at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor. Over 600 visitors packed into the riverside gardens, and the evening began with the opening reception of the two exhibitions at the gardens, Brian Sokol’s The Most Important Thing and Liu Jie’s Migrant Nation, including a presentation by representatives from the UNHCR. This was followed by a dinner buffet catered by Asian Square, which generously donated all profits to Anjali House and the Angkor Children’s Hospital. Thanks to our Main Partner i-Qlick Canon, our festival guests could print their own souvenir photos on instant Canon Selphy Photo Printers!
The festival programme kicked off with the final slideshow from our 2013 Programme, followed by the highly-anticipated results of the 9th Angkor Photo Workshops and the announcement of the winner of the 2013 Photo Prize. Click on the links to read more in detail about them!