By Yong Yen Nie
The afternoon rain did not dampen our spirits, and we had a Children’s Day filled with so much fun and laughter!
Children’s Day is an integral part of Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops. It is a day celebrating the achievements of 50 children of Anjali House – a non-profit organization providing meals and healthcare to under-privileged street kids and their families in Siem Reap – that have participated in this year’s Anjali Photography Workshops.
The street outside Shinta Mani was transformed into a carnival by Phare Cambodian Circus, who supported Children’s Day by giving a free performance yesterday.
The performers gave a delightful performance, showing off their daring acrobatics and amusing antics. Both children and grownups absolutely loved it!
After that, the kids were whisked into Shinta Mani for a party before the moment they were all waiting for finally arrived: the screening of the results of the Anjali Children’s Workshop put together by their tutors. The photographs on show were the effort of the 50 students from the Anjali House and 10 tutors that have volunteered their time for this initiative. The children were also given a print of their work produced throughout the week-long workshop.
Later in the evening, festival participants were treated to another round of Blowup projections outside Miss Wong and Yellow Sub bars in the Old Market Area. The projection was curated by the Invisible Photographers Asia.