At 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, tuk -tuks will transport passengers to exhibitions around Phnom Penh, starting at the Institut Français. Here is a sneak peak of what PhotoPhnomPenh has to offer.
Pha Lina, a 27-year-old Cambodian staff photographer at The Phnom Penh Post, portrayed six families from forests of Ratanakiri province. As they live under the threat of the destruction of their daily environment at the hands of loggers, the family members were wrapped in measuring tape to symbolise the hindrance that development poses to their everyday lives. His work will be displayed at the Institut Français. Pha Lina
Between 1958 and 1964, Micheline Dullin worked in Cambodia as a photographer. For a time she was King Norodom Sihanouk’s official photographer and accompanied him on his trips to the provinces. She documented all this with a Rolleiflex in square format. Today, her photos provide views of Phnom Penh construction in the golden years of Cambodian architecture and provides aerial views of a Phnom Penh that no longer exists. Her work will be exhibited along Sisowath Quay’s riverside promenade. MICHELINE DULLIN
Laurent Chéhère, 41, worked in advertising before dropping his career to pursue his artistic passions. He started his Flying Houses exhibition in 2007 to document his neighbourhood in the suburbs of Paris. ‘I wanted to tell the true or invented story of those sad and battered anonymous houses and give them an identity,’ said Chéhère in a statement. His work will be portrayed on the exterior wall of the French Embassy. LAURENT CHÉHÉRE
Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus, 41, sticks to self-portraits for her exhibition, which she shot in France. Her work veers between fictional and autobiographical portrayals of her life. She also explores classical forms of pictorial art, including nude, portrait, and landscapes. Her work will be exhibited indoors at the Royal University of Fine Arts. ELINA BROTHERUS
Adrien Golinelli, 27, made a trip to North Korea in 2012 to document the closed totalitarian society. Although he was limited to the slice of North Korean life that his guides allowed him to witness, the Swiss photographer said in a statement that he used what was shown ‘to show what they tried to hide’. His work will be exhibited indoors at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. ADRIEN GOLINELLI
Taiwan’s Chen Po-i pointed his camera at holes in the walls of abandoned buildings in close proximity to construction sites, thus framing chaotic exterior shots using calm, dilapidated building interiors. His work will be exhibited along Sisowath Quay’s riverside promenade. PO-I CHEN