Angkor Photo Festival, the first platform for photography in Southeast Asia, has opened submissions for the seventh festival scheduled to be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from November 19 to 26.
“Through this program, the Festival guides emerging photographers in developing the skills to better document their own societies, understand universal ethical and professional standards, and eventually create a vibrant photographic network across Asia,” states the website, photographyforchange.net. [break]
The website further states, “Consistent with the festival’s mission of highlighting emerging Southeast Asian photographers, of the 110 photographers exhibiting in 2010, fifty were from Asia.
The work was curated by two well-known figures in photography, Yumi Goto and Antoine d’Agata, as well as by Françoise Callier, program director of the Angkor Photo Festival.
During their stay, renowned photographers will tutor emerging Asian photographers in the free Angkor Photo workshops, while the festival operates its own outreach program, the Anjali Children’s Photo Workshops.”
The Festival recognizes talented emerging photographers and encourages them to participate in other international photography events as well as provide them with important career advice.
All events at the festival are free of charge.
The deadline for submissions is June 15. For more information and to download the application form