After being captivated by the experience of witnessing a total eclipse during his first trip to Angkor in 1995, award-winning American photographerÂ John McDermott dedicated the decade that followed to capturing dramatic, artistic portraits of the ancient Khmer temples with exquisite mastery. Today, travelers visiting Siem Reap can take a closer look at his body of work atÂ the new McDermott Gallery, which opened in late June at the Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa. The gallery, set on the second floor ofÂ the resort’s main building overlooking the courtyard,Â houses a collection of images of Angkor Wat and the surrounding monuments by McDermott, whose extensive photographic work in Asia has been published inÂ Time, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times among other publications.
GuestsÂ inspired by the imagesÂ can also take a tour of Angkor Archaeological Park with McDermott, who has begun leading photography tours around the ancient capitalÂ exclusively for Anantara’s guestsâ€”beginners and experienced photographers alike.
Half-day photography tours are priced at US$350 per couple, while full-day tours are charged at US$600 per couple.
For more information, visitÂ Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa.