Above: â€śLife is Elsewhereâ€ť by Sohrab Hura, one of the many images to be shown at Siem Reapâ€™s upcoming photo festival.
Come November, two Cambodian events will focus on new works from a diverse roster of photographers. The fourth edition of the Angkor Photography Festival (Nov. 23â€“28) in Siem Reap gathers images from renowned international and emerging regional talents under the theme â€śphotography for change.â€ť While the event is open to works from around the world, it retains a distinctly local edge with free workshops for young Asian photojournalists and a charity auction, the proceeds from which will go to Anjali House, a childrenâ€™s center providing food, fun, and shelter for street kids. Hot on its heels, Photo Phnom Penh (Nov. 29â€“Dec. 7) makes its debut this year in the Cambodian capital with 13 indoor and outdoor expositions from the likes of FrĂ©dĂ©ric Lecloux, Manit Sriwanichpoom, and Khmer mixed-media artist Chhin Taingchhea. â€“ND
Originally appeared in the October/November 2008 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śSnap Happyâ€ť)