After being captivated by the experience of witnessing a total eclipse during his first trip to Angkor in 1995, award-winning American photographer 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 at the new McDermott Gallery, which opened in late June at the Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa. The gallery, set on the second floor of the resort’s main building overlooking the courtyard, houses a collection of images of Angkor Wat and the surrounding monuments by McDermott, whose extensive photographic work in Asia has been published in Time, The International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times among other publications.
Guests inspired by the images can also take a tour of Angkor Archaeological Park with McDermott, who has begun leading photography tours around the ancient capital exclusively for Anantara’s guests—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, visit Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa.