Photo Phnom Penh 20192 min
From 24 October to 24 November 2019, the 10th edition of the Photo Phnom Penh Festival will honour Cambodian photography, which will also be celebrated this year in France in Mulhouse and Marseille with the exhibition "40 Years Later. Photography in Cambodia Today”.
Under the artistic direction of Christian Caujolle, the festival has established itself as one of the major events in photography in Southeast Asia and has led to the emergence of a new school of Cambodian photographers.
Guided tour, in the company of a number of Cambodian and French photographers whose work is being exhibited at the festival.
Left 3 Days by Mak Remissa (Cambodia)
Mak Remissa is considered the greatest Khmer photographer of his generation: born in 1970, he leads the way with his journalistic work and personal projects. With Left 3 Days, for the first time in 40 years he recalls his past and the Khmer Rouge genocide, recreating scenes of daily violence with cut-out paper figurines. .
City by Night by Philong Sovan (Cambodia)
Born in 1986 in Cambodia, Philong Sovan reveals the lives of those left behind in society, illuminated at night by his motorbike headlights. From his first experience as a photojournalist, Philong Sovan has retained a deep attachment to exploring and analysing the world in which he lives.
Il y a du gaz sous la toundra (There Is Gas Under The Tundra) by Charles Xelot (France)
Born in 1985, Charles Xelot was a biologist before turning to photography. His work questions the world of industry and its relationship with people. Now based in Moscow, the photographer shot Il y a du gaz sous la toundra in the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic, home to one of the largest gas reserves in the world.
KOLA by Céline Clanet (France)
Born in 1977, Céline Clanet spent five years exploring the Kola Peninsula, the Russian Lapland. During the Soviet era this territory of 100,000 km2 housed military installations and nuclear weapons, and today is still a strategic territory where the Sami have been trying to preserve their identity for thousands of years.
Sorn Seyhaktit, known as Ti Tit (Cambodia)
Ti Tit, a Cambodian blogger and photographer born in 1977, uses self-portraiture, where nothing is taboo, to question the identity of younger generations, society, sex and politics using irreverence, humour and provocation.
Wrapped Future by Sokchanlina Lim (Cambodia)
Sokchanlina Lim, a Cambodian photographer born in 1987, draws attention to the social, political, cultural and environmental problems affecting Cambodia, linking them to global issues.
The Wrapped Future series questions the combination of the human landscape and the natural landscape.
Hang On by Sophal Neak
Born in 1989 in Cambodia, Sophal Neak is one of the emerging talents of the Cambodian art scene. The photographer questions the relationship between status, identity and society and shows through her portraits without faces, which are hidden by a tool or object, the invisibility of people reduced to their working status by society.
Löyly by SMITH
Through photography, cinema, video, choreography, bioart and the use of new technologies, SMITH, born in France in 1985, questions human identity and in particular the subject of transition, which is the central issue of his artistic practice.
The Institut français and the project
Photo Phnom Penh is supported as part of the Institut français’ Incontournable (Not To Be Missed) programme.
The programme aims to support the presence of French artists or artists living in France in major venues and events of contemporary creation around the world.