Photography Workshop in Cambodia
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Participants in these workshops, limited to 7 people per tour, are free to choose between either black and white or color photos with digital or film camera. They spend 10 days and 10 nights, with safe accommodation facilities, in a total immersion in Phnom Penh, Kampot and Kep.
Photo Journalism is the main theme of the workshop – participants will focus on developing a storyline using the pictures taken throughout the trip. The theme of each participant’s narrative will be individually chosen at the beginning of the workshop. The members of the group use to work together to select the final 30 pictures that are the most representative of each photographer’s work. Pictures are to be taken during field excursions as Cartier Bresson use to do it himself. Each day is organized with visits in the field, at daylight or moonlight, at dusk or dawn, according to the needs and inspiration of the group.
In Phnom Penh, participants will be accommodated in a hotel, quiet and safe place. It is located in the town centre, very close to the Royal Palace, and only 100 meters from the Riverside – one of the most important places of our photographic tour. The River is, according to me, that magic time of smoothness and hope in a lifetime which, despite all, goes on going forward. I wanted, through that process, to turn back the clock of memory; to that very time when memories are mixed up into a reality which is closer to us; a reality that then melts up at sunset on the Mekong Riverside, where souls’ revival overruns the hearts of the living…
The trips from Phnom Penh to Kampot are done by mini-bus. Participants will stay in Kep for four days in a simple, but very clean seaside hotel. We will spend 4 days on site between the city of Kampot and Kep. 60 years ago, Kep was the Saint Tropez of Cambodia, today it is a small abandoned town hidden away between the South China sea and endless expanses of rice fields.
The life in Cambodia is very affordable, with the same costs as Vietnam. Temperatures in Cambodia are the same as in Vietnam: it is hot all year-long. The dry and unbearable months are February, March and April, for this reason no workshop will be done during this period. Monsoon goes from May at October. During this time, landscapes of countryside (rice plantations...) are the most beautiful, and the colors are sublime.
As in all the other workshops I teach, my ultimate goal is to help each participant to create an appealing body of work with personal strong individual images. Each student will be encouraged to develop his or her own photographic language and to search for the invisible thread that ties his or her images together. I’ll help you to improve your ability to see and create new photographs, to discover your hidden potential. It will definitely be a valuable educational experience where you will develop the skills to look at your own work more critically, to appreciate and discuss yours and other people’s work by learning a new visual vocabulary. Our final objective is to produce a series of revealing; lasting images that will display a sense of the place, of its people and traditions.
Cost: 1300 euro*. This price includes the photo workshop, the accommodation during the entire duration of the trip (breakfast, ADSL connection included). Nicolas is present and available all the time during the workshop, 24/24 hours
*In case of individual accommodation, an additional USD 30 per night will be charged.
A visa is required to enter Cambodia; it is valid for 30 days. It can be bought upon arrival at the airport in Phnom Penh. You will be asked for 4 ID photographs, and 30 US dollars.
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Foto Asia is a cultural organization that promotes exchanges between European and Asian photographers. The purpose of Foto Asia is to promote and present in Europe exhibitions of young Asian photographers – who also run photo workshops throughout South-East Asia with the supervision of Nicolas Pascarel.