We hope you’ll join us tonight for the opening of the 11th Edition of Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops! The longest running photo festival in this region, we are pleased to present a week’s programme of exciting events and activities.
“Photography is important to open everyone’s eyes as to what is happening in the world. The situation with the world is not positive now, which is why I love Françoise’s The Impact Project, launched last year. They are wonderful stories about individuals making a difference, and gives them more exposure,” says Festival Director, Jean-Yves Navel.
We promote photographers 100%, and aim to discover and give Asian photographers more visibility – Jean-Yves Navel
“And to all the photographers who are coming to help, I want to say a big thank you. The festival started in 2005, and we are now a big family. I am very happy about that.”
Big thanks to our generous Key Sponsor Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa for helping us kick off the festivities in the Lotus Garden, fronting the hotel. Victoria Angkor has prepared a delicious buffet dinner and it’s a great spread for just $5, so come with your friends! Tickets for the buffet are available at the venue.
After dinner, get comfortable on the mats for the opening night of projections, which is free to attend. Curated by Programme Director Françoise Callier, it will showcase 22 contemporary photographers and the most pertinent photo stories of the day.
Tonight’s programme starts at 6.30pm, but come early, enjoy the evening air and check out Gabi Ben Avraham’s exhibition, Street Portfolio. Gabi has been stalking the streets of Tel Aviv, capturing moments and poetry in public places ever since he got his first digital camera a few years ago. Enigmatic and playful, his photographs capture the vitality of Israel’s capital city.
Plenty more to look forward to in the coming days, so stay tuned!