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Angkor Photo Fest


The seventh annual Angkor Photo Festival kicks off tomorrow in Siem Reap, with a slideshow at the FCC Angkor. The festival, which runs until November 26, was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and is one of the highlights of Cambodia’s art scene.

This year, over 110 photographers, including 70 Asian photographers, will give you their best shots at galleries all over town. Here’s your guide to the exhibitions.

Pictures worth a thousand words
7Days selected a series of pictures showing at the Angkor Photo Festival, which runs from tomorrow until November 26 in Siem Reap. Check page 11 for photo credits and the exhibition schedule
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Saturday
8.30pm
Evening slideshow at the FCC Angkor, curated by Francoise Callier

Sunday
6pm
Mak Remissa –Water is Life
Sovann Philong - Crickets
Art Lounge at Hotel de la Paix

8.30pm
Sideshow at the FCC Angkor, curated by Francoise Callier

Monday
6pm
Edwin Koo – Swat Valley Crisis
Suthep Kritsanavarin – Stateless Rohingya...Running on Empty

Asian Street Photography – a group exhibition featuring Jehsong Baak, Andrew Biraj/Thomson Reuters, Ajay Hirani, Siddharth Jain, Sam Kang Li, Eric Kim, Yasuteru Kasano, Yang Ming, Palani Mohan with reportage by Getty Images, Vivek Muthuramalingam, Chan Sokdam/Anjali House, Paul Swee, Ying Tang, Shehab Uddin, Munem Wasif/Agence Vu, Kevin Wy Lee
1961 Gallery

8.30pm
Slideshow at the FCC Angkor, curated by Sylvie Grumbach and Jean-Yves Navel

Tuesday
6pm
Sophie Zenon - Roads Over Troubled Water
Angkor Photo Gallery

8.30pm
Slideshow at the FCC Angkor, curated by Francoise Callier

Wednesday
5pm
Children’s Day in the Raffles’ garden
Results of the 2011 Anjali Photo Workshops
Slideshow curated by Francoise Callier

10pm
Laundry in Motion at Laundry Bar

Thursday
6pm
Roger Ballen – Boarding House
Krzysztof Wladyka – Animalies
McDermott Gallery

8.30pm
Slideshow at the FCC Angkor, curated by Wang Xi. A showcase of Chinese photographers.

Friday
8.30pm
Slideshow at the FCC Angkor, curated by Francoise Callier
Announcement of the winner of the inaugural Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant

Saturday
8.30pm
Talk and slideshow at the FCC Angkor, by Roger Ballen

Results of the 2011 Angkor Photo Workshops and awarding of 2011 Photo Prize

The exhibition also features:
A Few Cambodia Snapshots of Another Time
Roland Neveu
FCC Angkor

Forgotten on the Roof of the World: Life in Afghanistan’s remotest mountains
Matthieu Paley
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

The Halo Trust
Try Sophal and Chan Sokdam
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Garden

Paradise Lost
Edwin Koo
1961 Gallery

Festival PhotoPhnomPenh
Art-lovers bound to the capital need not feel neglected – from November 26 to December 2, the fourth edition of the Festival PhotoPhnomPenh will be held at the Institut Francais.

The exhibition features eight Cambodian photographers and 16 from overseas. The festival includes five thematic exhibitions based around “current and historic aspects of Cambodian culture.”

Some exhibitions will be accompanied by music, with Louis Sclavis ready to pick up his clarinet, and images will also be screened on six boats floating down the Tonle Sap, showcasing the photos to people sitting on the riverfront.

For the first time, the exhibition will show the work of Cambodian children, some of whom hail from provincial villages and small neighbourhoods in Phnom Penh.

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