Vong Sopheak


To enlarge National Road No. 21 along the Tonle Bassac river from the city of Takhmao in Kandal province to An Phu (Vietnam), parts of houses which stood in the way of the construction path was simply cut through, like sectionals in architectural design. Even though this development work has been receiving support from a large number of people, I think about the misery and suffering for a small number of people who will be missing out on their past memories. By asking the inhabitants to pose in front of their partially destroyed homes with fabrics or blankets found at the same spot, the photographer introduces a strange and mysterious dimension to the series.


Born in 1993, Cambodia, Sopheak Vong was an Interior Design student of Royal University Of Fine Art. In 2012 he had a compact camera in art school, and photography was both his love and hobby as well as a way of creating photos for sketching or painting. He finds a lot of similarities between drawing, painting and photography – waiting for the time and moment, waiting for the light, creating them by mood and spirit, choosing composition, making creation and artistic…

In early 2013, he attended his first photography class with his tutor Kim Hak in Studio Image, The Institute Francais of Cambodia, learning about documentary photography, creating a photo series and also conceptual approaches to photography. Since then he has joined several workshops in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, studying with international tutors.

His work has been shown at Photo Phnom Penh and at the royal University of Fine Art. In 2014, he was selected to join the Canon International Photo Clinic in the Central of Japan, and was selected as top 2 among top 5 selected photographs during the workshop. He is now continuing and finishing his several documentary photo projects and freelances as a commercial photography. He also does research and mostly works on with photo assignments for Architecture and Interior Photography.