Professional Photography Workshops for Asian Photographers

We are pleased to announce that the Angkor Photo Workshops is back and open for applications.

Our annual tuition-free workshop returns from 6 – 15 January 2023 with a redesigned format to bring us closer to our original mission – to strengthen and nurture each individual participant’s unique vision and autonomous approach to their practice. 

We remain open to all Asian nationalities, with no age limit. We welcome all forms of lens-based storytelling, including the use of video, moving images and mixed media. 

For our 18th Edition, a group of 15 selected participants will be collectively led by three tutors as well as alumni facilitators. Participants will be expected to submit a project idea as part of their application. This can be a new body of work, or a continuation of an ongoing project. 

Like all our previous editions, the workshops aim to provide participants with the opportunity to intensely examine their pre-existing approach to their craft, their personal motivations and sense of identities, and how their work can engage with the realities that confront them. 

Participants will have the opportunity to share either a completed project or a section of their work at the end of the workshops as part of the festival’s programme.

Application is free and closes on 31st October 2022. Read our eligibility requirements and apply via our online form below.

Questions? Write to workshops [@]

The Angkor Photo Workshops began in 2005 to provide affordable, high quality professional training to Asia’s emerging photographic talents. 

Today, the annual free workshops continues to provide lens-based practitioners in Asia with the opportunity to refine their personal, unique vision and approach to their practice. We promote an autonomous approach and are open to all forms of lens-based work.  

In today’s world, where the commercialisation of education is fast becoming the dominant model, we believe it is important for us to remain an affordable option for those seeking access to professional education and development. 

2023 Applications

Eligibility & Requirements
Our workshop is open to all lens-based practitioners of Asian nationality, with no age limit. 

The workshop is conducted in English, and you will need to have your own equipment and laptop. Bring what you need to make your work. (Please note that darkroom facilities are not available in Siem Reap.) 

Participants have to be in Siem Reap for the full period of 6 – 15 January 2023.

Expenses & Accommodation
There is no application fee or tuition fee. Accommodation will be provided for you from 6 – 15 January 2023 (shared twin or triple rooms).

You will need to prepare enough funds for: travel expenses, visa fees (if applicable), local daily meal and travel expenses. 

Applications should submit:

  • A short paragraph about you
  • A project idea
  • Samples of previous work

Project Idea
Tell us about what you want to work on during the workshops in Siem Reap. This can be a new body of work, or a continuation of an ongoing project. Your application should give us an understanding about your intended approach, area of interest, and how it relates to the environment and/or people of Siem Reap.

We entreat all participants to consider and understand their responsibilities in approaching the landscape and people of Siem Reap for their project, and also in their interactions before, during and after the image making process. 

Samples of previous work
If available, we encourage you to share work which helps us understand what is important to you, and what your interests are.

You can choose to either share a web link, OR upload your work (a single PDF file or a maximum of 20 images). For video formats, we would prefer a link.


Q: Which nationalities can apply?
A: Click to view the list of countries.

Q: Who is going to be my tutor?
A: As part of our redesign, we will only have one group led collectively by all our workshop tutors and alumni facilitators

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 event.

Q: I made a mistake with the application. Can I submit another form?
A: Yes. Just let us know at workshops [@] If duplicate applications are found, we will use the most recent one.

Q: What are the Covid-19 travel requirements for entering Cambodia?
A: As of 3 October 2022, the government has lifted all Covid-19 related restrictions and requirements for inbound passengers.