Yim Samel, a 75-year-old photographer and artist, has been doing just that his entire life.
On Friday, Meta House honoured a legendary war photographer with an exhibition featuring some masterpieces from his collection along with a screening of a feature documentary following his first journey to Cambodia.
Taing Rinith, our journalist and photographer, shares his roving eye for the ordinary — and extra-ordinary — from his collection this year from travel all over Cambodia. Each snapshot has a story worth telling, he writes.
In 2004, Philippe Bataillard, a Cambodia-based French photographer, went to Phnom Srok district, in the north-western province of Banteay Meanchey, to work on a unique project.
The opening night for an exhibition at Tribe Gallery of railway-inspired photos titled ‘One Day One Way’ by the Siem Reap-based Khmer photographer known as Phirom was a buzz – people were looking, people were buying and Phirom was beaming.
“It is important to understand that my self-appointed job is to promote Cambodia throughout the world in the best possible light,” says Doug Beattie, renowned Siem Reap photographer and owner-cum-publisher of Wild Cambodia Press.
All through his life, a Cambodian man suffered from a disability that got worse each and every day, eventually reaching a stage in which his entire body became deformed. Yet, this man never gave in because he has people he has to live for: his children.
The Young Photographer Chheng Savin, met Duy Vuthy in a market in Phnom Penh. Born in 1964 and disabled since childhood, Vuthy has been a widower for 5 years.
Lives on the tip of Chroy Chongvar of Phnom Penh may have nothing extraordinary in the eyes of many. However, for Martin Jacquemin, a landscape and travel photographer, the lives of the people there are subjects of great beauty.
To add up to this continuous progress, Japanese photographer Kenro Izu went beyond his profession and set up a pediatric healthcare center that is now one of the leading children’s hospitals in Cambodia – Angkor Hospital for Children.
The exponential rise in the use of plastic bags in the country has triggered a Phnom Penh-based Portuguese photographer Miguel Jeronimo to create a discourse through an art exhibition dubbed ‘Plastic Kingdom’.
Two decades ago, Phnom Penh was different. It was a transitional period for the city that was being confronted by harsh realities. But in the midst of that chaos, there was a certain amount of charm as photographer Kevin Bolton discovered.
The Interior Ministry has allowed former Khmer Rouge photographer Nhem En to establish a political party named the Worker’s Prosperity Party.
Nhem En, former staff photographer at S-21 (Security Prison 21, which is now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum) has founded a new political party – the Workers Prosperity Party.
Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity, but concerned at its exploitation for commercial gain.
Long-term Siem Reap resident and Filipino expat Loven Ramos hasn’t just carved out a career in the Kingdom – he’s carved out several careers.
This ever-present but disregarded ‘silent and invisible killer’ – air pollution – is what made freelance photographer Mech Sereyrath take action, the artistic way.
It is not every day that we get the chance to see a beautiful fusion of different visual art forms.
It is history in the unmaking, as Siem Reap-based and internationally-renowned photographer John McDermott – famed for the dreamy beauty of his temple photography – shuts his gallery shops and hangs out a new business shingle.
After photographer Monni Must’s 28-year-daughter Miya committed suicide while in the midst of an abusive relationship, the grieving mother adopted Miya’s spunky black Labrador, Billy Bean.
For 29-year-old Dai-yu Cheung, those natural landscapes changed his life.
Professional photographer Jean-François Périgois has spent the past 20 years travelling around Southeast Asia and now calls Phnom Penh home.