Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Exhibit shows that everyone’s beautiful, but nobody’s perfect

Photos by Sok Visalbrosit from the #iambeautiful exhibition.
Photos by Sok Visalbrosit from the #iambeautiful exhibition. Victoria Mørck Madsen

Exhibit shows that everyone’s beautiful, but nobody’s perfect

A 31-photograph exhibition featuring portraits of people from victimised groups alongside celebrities opens to the public today at the Vattanac Capital Tower.

C.nation photographic studio’s founder Sok Visalbrosit, also known Cheky, said the #iambeautiful exhibition was being run alongside a social media campaign to combat suicide, domestic abuse, depression and bullying by increasing people’s self-esteem.

The black and white images of disabled, LGBT and non-traditionally attractive people have been hung side by side with shots of singers Meas Soksophea and Laura Mam and artist Em Riem and others with stories of their own perceived flaws to show that no one is perfect. The exhibition is accompanied by a short motivational video.

“This campaign is our first time to run a photo exhibition to give voice to the voiceless – random people who are disappointed about their outward appearance – with stars, artists, people with disabilities, transgender people and so on,” said Cheky.

“Most people between the ages of 15 and 35 suffer bullying like verbal abuse at some point and lose confidence in themselves.

“I myself am an artist but I experienced bullying from people who told me I am black like buffalo and fat like a pig so I want people in this society to accept who they are,” he said.

Facebook users were being encouraged to tag photos of themselves with #iambeautiful and #c.nationstudio.

“We as a team try to encourage people to be content with who they are and change the culture of bullying others.”

And he hoped the campaign could help people understand and raise awareness of bullying.

“We don’t want to lose people because of continual bullying,” he said.

The #iambeautiful exhibition is on at the Vattanac Capital Tower on the ground floor until January 10.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Defence Minister Tea Banh yesterday said the popular appeal of the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s pledge to substantially boost commune budgets p

Opposition surrogate Kong Korm speaks to supporters at a campaign event on Monday in Prey Veng province in front a CNRP banner bearing the face of ex-party leader Sam Rainsy. Facebook

The National Election Committee has rejected an opposition campaign advertisement from airing on a state-owned television station because it featur