Through Children’s Eyes

Last week there was an unusual event in London that featured the photography work of children from Anjali House in Siem Reap. From the Phnom Penh Post:

“Photographs taken by former street children from Anjali House formed part of the backdrop for a book launch in London last night. Projections of the children’s work accompanied author Sue Guiney’s reading of her newly published novel, A Clash of Innocents (Ward Wood Publishing), at the launch at Asia House in fashionable Fitzrovia near Regent’s Park.”

The book, set in Cambodia is, “the heart-warming story of the indomitable Deborah, who runs an orphanage and fights with her own demons as the country struggles to come to terms with its bloody history”. Photographs taken by the children formed the background for the book launch. The photography display was itself a pre-launch event for the upcoming photo book “Cambodia: Our Vision” which is made up of images taken by the children of Anjali House.

UPDATE: The catalogue of some of the fantastic photos from the new Anjali House photo book is now available.

I too have always been fascinated by the things children photograph when given a camera and let loose in their own world. Last year, I gave cameras the three older children in a family I am close to in Siem Reap who live in a village outside of the city. I was quite impressed by the results which you can see in this album.

The launch of the Anjali book will take place during this year’s annual Angkor Photo Festival. More on the festival will follow in a day or two so watch this space.

(Thinking of visiting the temples of Angkor Wat? Don’t forget to check out my friend Savuth’s tuk tuk services and all the handy information available on our website Angkortuktuk).

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~ by Leonard on October 3, 2010.

One Response to “Through Children’s Eyes”

  1. […] exhibitions, evening outdoor slideshows, events for children and the launch of Anjali House’s photo book of pictures taken by Anjali House’s former street kids. I hope to have the full schedule of […]

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