To honour our shared past, two enterprising business owners have established a three-month photography exhibition to open in October – and they are extending a warm invitation to the public to participate by submitting their vintage photographs for consideration.

This ambitious project, the result of a collaboration between Java Creative Cafe and RUUB Studios, will host a film photography exhibition of vintage images captured in Cambodia.

The three-month event, launching on October 7, embraces the evocative theme “Nostalgia”, according to a company announcement received by The Post on July 16.

The announcement, which encourages public participation, said: “Get out your old photos – family photos, portraits and pictures that document special moments!

“The subject can be anything. We are interested in historically important events as well as personal photos such as everyday activities like fishing or cooking, family events like weddings and parties, or portraits in the park.”

On July 16, Dana Langlois, artistic and communications director of Java Creative Cafe and director of Creative Generation forum, clarified to The Post that the event only accepts film-based images, ruling out digital submissions.

She shared that photographers can submit up to 10 images, from which the team may select one for exhibition.

Langlois underscored: “I think it is important to engage communities on how we think about the past. This exhibition is a light-hearted approach of bringing together individual memories so that we can get, at least in a small way, a sense of a shared past”.

Submissions are free, Langlois said, but selected photographers may need to contribute around $26 for high-quality scanning and printing in order to ensure the event proceeds smoothly.

She outlined the timeline: “The deadline for submission is August 31, while the results will be announced on September 11. The team will contact the selected photographers directly”.