A n exhibition of photographs by Khmer artists opened at the French Cultural
Center on Mar 9 and will run to Apr 3.
The exhibit is the product of a
project called "A.R.T.S. Cambodge" designed to help in the renewal of Khmer
With support from the French Ministry of Culture and the
city of Montreuil, and the cooperation of the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and
Fine Arts, an Arts Center has been established in the capital with the purpose
of providing a new impulse to Khmer creativity while preserving a respect for
Since December 1993, students have been studying
photographic theory combined with practical field trips to local
The exhibit displays the initial works of the first group of
students with a wide range of photographic subjects including photos of the
restoration of the Royal palace roofs, the dance school, a cigarette factory and
many more aspects of Khmer life.