Archive for August, 2006

Angkor Photography Festival Contest

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
 The 2006 Angkor Photography Festival Flickr Contest
Siem Reap, Cambodia. Nov. 25th – Dec. 1st, 2006

As part of the 2006 Angkor Photography Festival we are holding a Flickr contest. Winners’ work will be shown alongside the work of professionals during one of the evening projections in the Cambodian town of Siem Reap, near the famed Angkor Temples, and prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges.

The title for this year’s Flickr contest is “Asia in the World”. The Angkor Photography Festival is a center for Asian photographers as well as photographers with an interest in Asia, so for this year’s contest we want you to submit photographs that are about Asia—the people, culture, arts, politics etc. The photographs do not have to be taken in Asia but must be connected in some way with the region.
The contest is only open to non-professional photographers. If you are a professional photographer and wish to submit work to show at one of the festival’s exhibits and projections, please contact:


1). Work can be submitted in one of two categories: ‘singles’ or ‘sets’. A set of images (or photo essay) can contain up to 20 images and should be organized into a single Flickr set.

Images entered into the singles category must be tagged ‘angkorsingle’ and images in a set should be tagged ‘angkorset’.

2). There is a limit of 10 images per poster total (if your images are part of a photo essay be sure to put them together in a set and we will review all the images). We suggest you edit tightly and post only your very best images.

3) All images must be available on your Flickr page  at a minimum 1024 x 768 points (horizontal or vertical) at 72 dpi, suitable for projection. Any images that are too small will be rejected.

4). If possible, please be sure photographs have caption information: who, what, where, when & why. There are no restrictions on when the photographs were taken.

5). Photographs will be judged by a panel of judges including professional photographers, editors and journalists. Contestants will be notified before the festival if their work has been accepted. Prize winners will be announced the night of the projection in Siem Reap and  the winners from both the singles and sets categories will receive copies of signed photography books by well known photographers (to be announced).

6). All photographs will remain the copyright of the photographer. However, if your work is selected for projection, you give permission to the Angkor Photography Festival to use your images for non-commercial promotional use, including both print media and internet/digital use by the Angkor Photography Festival.

This year’s festival will be held in Siem Reap, from November 25th to December 1st, 2006. If you are interested in joining the festival this year please email us at

Thank you and good luck!

Stuart Isett
Angkor Photography Festival

Fw: conference / exposition

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
Monday the 4th of Septembre at CCF
Vann Molyvann,
Conférence en khmer.
lundi 4 septembre- 18h30/ Monday the 4th of Septembre - 6.30pm
> Cinéma du CCF
. / French Cultural Center
> En Cambodgien Speaking khmer
Suite au succès de la conférence du vendredi 7 juillet, et compte tenu du grand nombre de demandes, S.E Vann Molyvann présentera à nouveau son œuvre et l’esquisse du Grand Phnom Penh à l’horizon 2010 lors d’une nouvelle conférence, en Khmer, cette fois-ci.
S.E Vann Molyvann répondra aux questions sur ses réalisations mais aussi sur l’évolution de Phnom Penh ces dernières années.
Thursday the 7th of Septembre at CCF
Jeunes talents ,
Battambang versus Phnom Penh.
Jeudi 7 septembre- 18h30 / Thursday the 7th of Septembre - 6.30pm
Hall du CCF
 / French Cultural Center
> En Cambodgien Speaking khmer
Le Centre Culturel Français s’attache à promouvoir la jeune création Cambodgienne dans de nombreux domaines.
Après les sculptures en rotin de Sopheap Pich,  le design avec Em Riem, les photographies de Kosal Pisey, les peintures de Srey Bandaul, et bien d’autres encore, le CCF accueille deux jeunes artistes issus de l’Université Royale des Beaux-Arts de Phnom Penh, Chin Vanchear, Say Vesna, et deux autres de l’école de Phare Ponleu Selpak de Battambang, Mao Sovit et Lem Lorn.
Des oeuvres abordant des sujets comme le repentir, la mémoire, le sens de la vie, le bouddhisme…
Centre Culturel Français du Cambodge
  218 rue Kéo Chea (184) – Phnom Penh – tel : 00 (855) 23 213 124 / 125
e-mail :


Fw: k a tour invitation…

Friday, August 25th, 2006
Khmer Architecture Tours
Next guided tours:

After a few weeks break over the exam period, we are starting the new season with a popular itinerary:

Sunday 3 September 06, morning and afternoon:
1960s houses and villas in Phnom Penh (Toul Kork)

The tours will visit three locations:
• The well-known ’100 Houses’ development, designed by Vann Molyvann and commissioned in the 1965 by the National Bank of Cambodia for its staff; these 100 or so identical houses are a thoughtful reinterpretation of the traditional Khmer house – some are still (just) in their original state.
• Doctor’s House: A remarkable villa of the same period which has an exuberant, three-storey high entrance hall which dominates the design; now a Health Centre.
• Split House: This family villa – a rich blend of materials, form, light and air which creates a delightful residence – seems to have been built to divide into two, for reasons we have not yet determined.
There will be morning and afternoon tours, guided by architecture students Suon Ratana and Sim Sitho.
Morning tour: Start at 8.30am, end around 11.30am
Afternoon tour: Start at 2.30pm, end around 5.30pm
The tours are available in English and Khmer; please indicate which you prefer.
Cost: Cambodians: $1, Others: $8, including transport by coach.
As usual, booking is essential. Children over 12 are welcome.
Please contact us by replying to this email ( with your request for places; please don’t forget to include names and mobile telephone numbers and which tour you would like, otherwise sorry but we can’t accept the booking. We will email you back with joining details and contact numbers.
Hoping to see you.
With thanks and best wishes.
geoffrey pyle
khmer architecture tours
tours of modern architecture in cambodia
visit for tours news and to download the self-guided walking map of central phnom penh

Lakhaon Kaol

Thursday, August 24th, 2006


F.W.C.P.A. Website

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Subject: F.W.C.P.A. Website

We are delighted to present our website which we trust will enhance
what is hopefully already an informative and easy to use site.
Our aim has been to provide significantly more information
about the education & social cultural programs of the foundation.

Kind Regards
Anton Isselhardt
(Country Director)