EDIT NOTE: This post has been edited to include the new grants now available for Malaysian and Filipino participants.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Angkor Travel Grant to provide financial assistance to participants of the 12th Angkor Photo Workshops from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines!
Initiated by well known photographer Andri Tambunan, the travel grants will provide financial assistance to participants to help alleviate the travel and working costs, continued mentorship with the alumni and have his/her work featured on Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA).
In addition, a Project Development Grant has been announced for Malaysian and Filipino participants which will help support the funding of a photography project to be developed with the guidance of a group of alumni mentors.
“So many people have helped me and provided guidance in the beginning. I believe in giving back and this is my way of supporting Indonesian photographers. They are talented and driven but need a little support to help them jump start their career,” said Tambunan.
Although he did not previously participate in the workshops, Andri has been attending the annual event for several years, and believes strongly how an enriching experience like the Angkor Photo Workshops could be life-changing. “At Angkor they could learn from some of the best mentors in the world, meet editors and make life-lasting friendships,” he said.
Jessica Lim, the coordinator of the annual tuition-free, professional workshops, said she hopes Andri’s actions will help inspire other established photographers and workshop alumni to also step forward to lend a helping hand to participants from their home countries.
“While the workshops are relatively affordable, especially if participants are able to travel overland to Siem Reap, there is no doubt that some struggle with finding the funds to pay for flight costs,” she said.
Applications for the 12 Angkor Photo Workshops are currently on-going: Apply Here