Press Release PPP 2018
Phnom Penh, September 28th 2018
The concept of the Photo Phnom Penh Festival is based upon the idea and necessity of building
bridges between Asian and European artists. This year, 4 local and 10 international artists from
Europe, Asia and the US will exhibit their work and meet during the festival to share their
experiences and their stories, in order to inspire young people to continue their knowledge and
practice of photography.
This year, Charles Fréger (France), JH Engström (Sweden), Yan Ming(China), Alexey Shlyk
(Belarus), Floriane de Lassée (France), Daesung Lee (South Korea), Olivier Culmann (France), Lim
Sokchanlina (Cambodia), Ly Min also called Lamo (Cambodia), Michael Vickery (United States),
Yoshinori Mizutani (Japan), Mak Remissa (Cambodia), Suong Mardy (Cambodia) and Watsamon
Tri-Yasakda (Thailand) have all been invited to present and showcase their work all around the
The 3-day launch of the festival will be held on the 05th, 06th and 07th of October, with the festival
running until November 05, 2018. A series of events are planned for the inauguration, going from
the opening night to conferences, concerts, photography portfolio reviews as well as screenings of
“I want to thank everyone who made this new edition of the festival possible. Two exhibitions will
be installed this year within school grounds and among pupils, exhibitions that will question the
future and our environment. A first step, we hope, toward new pedagogical perspectives, as well as
a development of the festival in the upcoming years,” said Christian Caujolle, Creative Art Director
of Photo Phnom Penh Association.
Christian also underlines another core element of this edition: through an exhibition displayed in
Koh Pich island, a popular go-to for the Phnom Penh youth, the festival is hoping to bring
photography and the arts to a wider audience.
The Photo Phnom Penh Festival remains one of major international photo festivals in Southeast
Asia. Platform between professional photographers and photography enthusiasts, the festival is coorganized
by Photo Phnom Penh Association (PPPA) and Institut français du Cambodge (IFC)
in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of
Cambodia and as well as Phnom Penh Municipal Hall.
This new edition wouldn’t have been possible without the constant and friendly support of
Mr. Zhong WEIXING, photographer and collector.
The festival was organized thanks to the support of Institut français du Cambodge and Institut
français (Paris), as well as the French association Les Amis de Photo Phnom Penh and generous
private donors. And we are very happy of the new collaboration with Lycée Français René
Descartes hosting the workshop of Oliver Culmann.
We would like to thank our gallery and venue partners: IFC gallery, Bophana, X-em, DC-Cam,
Java Creative Cafe, Koh Pich, French Embassy, Preah Sisowath High School, Chaktomuk
Secondary School as well as our creative partners Signature Design, Chenla Media, and SPK.
And of course, the growing number of volunteers, whose dedication and support we deeply
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