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Ruom Hangout at Angkor Photo Festival

We are really happy to have been the hosts of ‘Ruom Hangout’ during the 11th Angkor Photo Festival. During this informal gathering, we shared the work of Ruom photographers and showcased four guest projects. The turn out exceeded our expectations and it was lovely to see so many fellow photographers in the room, listening, asking questions and discussing the work presented.

If you missed us this year, see below for an overview of the event.

Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

We started with Nicolas presenting the book he produced together with Denise Hruby, "Transitioning Cambodia". The first photo book showcasing Cambodia's rapidly transitioning society and landscape.

 © Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

© Nicolas Axelrod / Ruom

Hannah Reyes / Ruom

Hannah showed her latest photo series "Alaga", recently featured on the Washington Post.

 © Hannah Reyes / Ruom

© Hannah Reyes / Ruom

Rony Zakaria

Indonesian photographer Rony Zakaria presented his long-term project "Men, Mountains & The Sea"

 © Rony Zakaria

© Rony Zakaria

Sheila Zhao

Sheila presented her book 'Last Days' about her grandfather's last phase of life, and the effect it had on the environment he lived in and also on the family.

 © Sheila Zhao

© Sheila Zhao

Linh Pham

With Linh we had a glimpse into the daily life of Vietnamese people, with his personal Instagram work 'No Mud, No Lotus'

 © Linh Pham

© Linh Pham

A river's tail

Gareth Bright, Luc Forsyth and Pablo Chavanel talked about their long term project "A River's Tail" and discussed how two photographers and one videographer are documenting the Mekong together.

 © Gareth Bright

© Gareth Bright

Vanishing Roots / Ruom

We concluded the 'Hangout' with Thomas Cristofoletti, Clothilde Le Coz and Antoine Raab's collective project, they gave us a sneak peek into their latest multimedia piece on the impacts of climate change effecting the indigenous Kuy community in Pray Lang, one of the last Cambodian forests.

 © Antoine Raab / Ruom

© Antoine Raab / Ruom