Angkor Photo Festival About to Kick-Off

6th Annual Angkor Photo Festival kicks off this weekend!

The folks are busy with final preparations and everything is coming together beautifully

If you are in Siem Reap for the next few days, or about to come, don’t forget that this coming weekend is really a special time in town. There’s the boat festival (more on that on a second post a bit later today) and the annual Angkor Photo Festival. The folks at the festival are putting the final touches on all the preparations and it really promises to be another exciting program.

The festival kicks of on Saturday, November 20 at continues with a very varied daily program until the event’s closing one week later on Saturday evening, November 27. You can see the program on the organization’s website.

While talking to some of the organizers this morning at Angkor Gallery, I noticed this flyer about a cool event on November 23 which I wanted to draw some extra attention to. It’s a preview night slideshow highlighting the amazing photographs of some of the kids from Anjali House. It’s being held, as you can see, at the Siem Reap Hostel where a lot of the tutors for the Anjali photo workshops and other students participating in the festival’s workshops will be staying. They wanted to put together a preview event for the following day’s children’s program at the nearby Wat Damnak. Something tells me that the energy of these folks along with the subject matter will make this evening a really rocking affair.

You gotta check out the work of these kids! It is really stunning and moving!

Sadly after extending my stay here once already for six days I really have to head off tomorrow so I will miss the festival. I stopped by one of the main venues this morning – Angkor Gallery along the river road – and got to see some of the stuff. Make sure you check it out if you are lucky enough to be here!


(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 Angkortuktuk!)

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~ by Leonard on November 16, 2010.

3 Responses to “Angkor Photo Festival About to Kick-Off”

  1. That is good to know about this information. Thanks

  2. Thanks for commenting, especially because I now know about your blog which looks very good… Cheers!

  3. Thanks for the post!! Hope you’ll be able to attend next year…

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