Siem reap: On Wednesday, October 18, the Exhibition of Portraits and stories of elders from Phnom Kulen opened at at Thaddeus Gallery Siem Reap. Elders of Cambodia’s first exhibition brings together a social anthropologist, a photographer and a curator. The show aims to share the spirit of the elders of Kulen Mountain to the wider public through the lense of emerging photographer Tram Lyrattanak along with life stories recorded by social anthropologist Lisa Arensen. Tram is a Phnom Penh-based photographer and videographer, an adventurer and a nature lover who leads tours into the wilderness to increase urban Cambodians’ connection with their natural environment. His undergraduate degree was in media management. While getting his master’s degree in South Korea and further education in Melbourne, he pursued his love for photography and joined several photography clubs. Upon his return to Cambodia in 2009, he founded the Cambodian Photography Club. Club members have participated in a flood-themed group exhibit at Meta House in 2011, and another group exhibit, Landscapes and Landmarks, was displayed at the Council of Ministers during an Asean Summit in 2012. Photos by Hong Menea
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