Where to Go and What to See

I hope no one tries to accuse me of New York-centrism after this week, in which I'm suggesting we all go to Cambodia. Or, if you're like me and haven't quite gotten your ticket yet, at least check out the Website of the 3rd Annual Angkor Photography Festival that is going on there over the next few weeks. Somewhere between a festival and a workshop, the fest provides free workshops to Asian photographers working to document their own countries.

I hope no one tries to accuse me of New York-centrism after this week, in which I'm suggesting we all go to Cambodia. Or, if you're like me and haven't quite gotten your ticket yet, at least check out the Website of the 3rd Annual Angkor Photography Festival that is going on there over the next few weeks. Somewhere between a festival and a workshop, the fest provides free workshops to Asian photographers working to document their own countries. This year's distinguished teachers and supporters include Magnum's Philip Jones Griffiths, Antoine d'Agata, and John Vink and VII's John Stanmeyer and Ron Haviv (to name very very few of the many photographers attending). Billed as "photography for change," the festival obviously fits in well with the social consciousness of both organizations, and its workshops are fashioned after VII workshops, apparently. Plus, that social consciousness is no lip service at the Angkor festival, where participating photographers donate their time during the festival to help local organizations. Check out the program and other details here.

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: © Altaf Qadri, "A Kashmiri muslim boy jumps to reach for balloons as an Indian Border Security Force soldier hold balloons to be distributed on the 58th anniversary of India's Independence in Central Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-held Kashmir, Sunday, 15 August, 2004." Qadri will participate in the Angkor Photography Festival, and was also a 2007 National Geographic All Roads fellow.)