Taiwan and Hong Kong Showcase at Angkor Photo Festival
By Billy Kung
The 11th edition of Angkor Photo Festival (12/5–12) currently being held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, resumes the Guest Curator Showcase following a hiatus in 2014. For this edition, the festival has invited Fiji-born photographer Kevin WY Lee to curate a selection of works showcasing photographers from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Lee is currently based in Singapore and is the creative director and the founder of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), a platform that seeks to promote photography in Asia through exhibitions, publishing, workshops, education and community outreach. IPA has partnered with a number of organizations such as the Angkor Photo Festival, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, National Museum of Singapore, AO Photo Books (Hong Kong), among others, to raise the profile of many who are actively engaged in the art of photography in the region. It is a timely and an admirable endeavor and more of this kind of active engagement and promotion would not only benefit photographers, but it will most certainly elevate the international profile of Asian photography.