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Cultural convoy rolls through city viewing photo festival's highlights

Cultural convoy rolls through city viewing photo festival's highlights

Photo by: Dianne Janes
The PhotoPhnomPenh opening event tuk-tuk tour heads out Saturday from the French Cultural Centre to exhibitions in the north of the city.

Photo by: Dianne Janes
A photographic series from South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee graces the walls of the French embassy on Saturday.

THE PhotoPhnomPenh festival kicked off in style on Saturday with a tuk-tuk tour of exhibition highlights around the capital.

More than a hundred eager participants were treated to some stunning contemporary photography from local and international artists.

Kicking off at the French Cultural Centre, a cavalcade of tuk-tuks bearing brightly coloured flags transported audiences to venues ranging from conventional galleries to public spaces and abandoned warehouses.

After a few hours, the excitement of the event had even the tuk-tuk drivers discussing their favourite works of art.

Some outstanding photography is on display for the festival, which continues through Sunday.

Lars Tunbjork’s exhibition is one of the biggest and most impressive in terms of content.

The Swedish photographer’s work features shots of everyday life, family and home in saturated colour that highlights the slightly off-kilter, absurd quality to the subjects.

Other works included Sohrab Hura’s gritty, intimate, black and white shots; Quentin Bertoux’s large, colourful visual juxtapositions of objects; and Myoung Ho Lee’s beautiful images of trees set against carefully constructred backdrops.

PhotoPhnomPenh is free, and it’s happening all over town for the next week, so don’t miss it. Pick up a guide at your local cafe or online at www.ccf-cambodge.org/ppp.php.

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