By Yong Yen Nie
The Angkor Photo Workshop finally wrapped up yesterday, and we are really excited to see festival participants making the most out of the portfolio reviews at The Loft.
We also had a great session with Jakarta-based photographer Andri Tambunan who gave a talk on ‘Visualising Social Stories’. The forum was conducted by Robert Godden of Rights Exposure Project and the Invisible Photographer Asia.
Andri spoke about his experiences while photographing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea, and the grant application process in order for stories on social issues to be told.
“We live in an age whereby we are constantly bombarded by images and so, this session is to urge young photographers to think how they may tell and present such stories to effect change,” he said when met after the session.
Later in the evening, we headed over to the E.F.E.O. for the opening reception of Jose Raymond Panaligan’s ‘The Mangyan Photographs’. Guests were also treated to complimentary drinks while enjoying the photographs under the cool evening after a downpour a few hours earlier.
After that, it was time for the projection evening of amazing stories told by 20 photographers around the world curated by festival programme director Françoise Callier.