* 2013 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! *
We are now accepting submissions for the 9th Angkor Photo Festival.
For more information on how to submit your work,
click on 'Applications' in the menu bar.
9th Angkor Photo Festival
23 - 30 NOVEMBER 2013
Created in 2005, the Angkor Photo Festival is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. Held each year in Siem Reap, the weeklong festival features a series of exhibitions, slideshows and outdoor activities. It serves as a platform to discover and re-discover talent from all over the world, and is now a regular highlight on the Asian arts calendar, attracting photography professionals from all over the world.
The unique educational goals of the festival set us apart. Held concurrently with the festival are two free educational workshops the Angkor Photo Workshops for young Asian photographers, and the Anjali Photo Workshops for underprivileged children from Anjali House.
All our activities are completely non-profit and
absolutely free-of-charge for all participants!
In the meantime, you can still access the previous year's program
The new 2013 program will be updated in July 2013.
Looking back at the 8th Edition
When the festival first began in 2005, the town of Siem Reap had a rather different look. Back then, the now popular tourist-haunt of Pub Street was still an unpaved, muddy road, and the bustling alleyways downtown had more livestock and cattle than cafes and restaurants.
Just like the town that has hosted it for eight years, the Angkor Photo Festival has gone through several changes of its own. Over the years, we have been constantly refining and developing the event, so as to bring us closer and closer to our aim of having the best international platform for photography in the region.
We work hard to keep all our events free, affordable and accessible, so as to be as inclusive as possible. We want people to feel that this is a festival that welcomes you regardless of who you are, where you're from, and what you do.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a part this festival is being able to witness photographers whose work was first shown at our festival go on to become recognised for their talent and work.
In deciding this year's programme, it wasn't only a question of our own taste - we also took note of what has captured the attention of others, especially the emerging generation of younger photographers. Photography is always evolving, new ways of story-telling are emerging all the time - and it is the younger generation who are often the most knowledgable in this aspect.
The Angkor Photo Festival does not impose a theme on any of our events. Instead, we concentrate on discovering and re-discovering talent from all over the world.
Change isn't always easy, but it is quite often necessary. In our case, we believe that these changes have made us better, and we hope you do too.