A question that I’m often asked by clients, and a question frequently asked on Tripadvisor, is “Is it OK to take photographs of people in Vietnam?” Certainly for photography beginners/amateurs, street photography, and the thought of approaching a complete stranger & taking their picture, is an intimidating prospect – however, Vietnam’s buzzing street life and its photogenic people are simply begging to be photographed.
The PHOTOPHNOMPENH - Photo festival is on again and run from Sunday, November 28 until Saturday, December 4
Every new edition, just like the stages of life, is an occasion to look back at the paths already taken and to dream of those to come. Photo Phnom Penh is no exception to this rule and we have tried both, to strengthen what we have achieved and to pursue our experimentation.
“Vietnamese nude art is like a neglected and malnourished child,” says famous local photographer Nguyen Thai Phien, author of Vietnam’s first nude photo book and calendar, and potentially the country’s first nude photo exhibitor.
Clinging to traditional Oriental values, Vietnamese people have tended to evaluate the beauty of women through their character, not appearance, and consider Eve in her birthday suit an unsuitable image. Therefore, Vietnam’s nude photography was born into silence as illegitimate, and has yet to be officially recognised and treated the same as other forms of arts, Thai Phien believes.
Phnom Penh shutterbug Nathan Horton offers a rare insider's look at the temples of Angkor.
Nathan Horton just can't get enough of the Angkor temples.
Originally from London, the Phnom Penh-based photographer has taken thousands of photos of the alluring temples that were once home to the Khmer empire.
The best of Horton's work will be on display at the FCC Phnom Penh in an exhibition titled "Theravada," which opens Apr. 5 and runs through May. The exhibition marks Horton's third Phnom Penh showing and his second at the FCC.
"Life along the Rails" a photography exhibition commissioned by local NGO Sahmakan Teang Tnaut brought out a lively and enthusiastic crowd for the opening night at Gasolina. This exhibition is part of the Our City Architecture and Urban Design Festival this September. At times there were queues to view the 21 pictures by photographer Conor Wall. Something you might expect from the Tate Gallery but not Phnom Penh.
On a chilly and windless afternoon in March 2006, Captain Trevor Greene of the Canadian army greeted a group of tribal leaders in Gumbad, a tiny hamlet 70 kilometers north of Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan.
Greene was in Gumbad for a routine "shura," or village meeting. As he sat down with the village elders, he took off his heavy Kevlar helmet and put down his Canadian-made C7A1 assault rifle.
"God is great," shouted a young Afghani, who then swung an ax into the back of Greene's head.