Projection Evening: Revival
December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Curated by Neak Sophal and Kim Hak
This evening is curated by Cambodian photographers Neak Sophal & Kim Hak, both of whom are alumni of the Angkor Photo Workshops and members of our new organising committee. They will present a selection of some of the most significant contemporary Khmer photography.
The end of Vietnam war in the 70s, war had been extended on Cambodian land with the drop of B52 booms by American Air Force, the unrest situation in the country during Lon Nol in 1970 to 1975 and the country had been under control of Khmer Rouge regime in 1975 to 1979. We have seen a lot of photographs which covered the unrest situation and darkness history of Cambodia history by foreigners. I have been always questioned: “Were there Cambodian photographers to cover the news?” And who are they? Some of them still survived?
This is still on our research …
I was born after the fall of Khmer Rouge regime in the period of lost, revival, and rebuilt. Here, Neak Sophal and myself, we prefer not to call it a curation, but the appreciation of looking at Cambodian photographers in the last four decades who have been using photography as form/ voice to express point of views to talk about different issues in this society.
Some works are completed, some works are on-going, and some works are experimental.
– Kim Hak