New Photo Club to launch in Siem Reap.

Saturday 18 December 2010

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Photo Club to launch in Siem Reap.

Local photographers will soon benefit from the formation of a new camera and photo society, located in Siem Reap.Angkor Photo Club logo

The brainchild of Siem Reap-based British Photographer Dave Perkes, Angkor Photo Club has been formed to provide local and international photo enthusiasts an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and technique.

Angkor Photo Club members will enjoy a club that is free from joining fees and in addition to regular club meetings and social activities; they will also have free access to website, forum and online photo galleries in which to showcase their work.

Mr Perkes said today: “Photography is all around us with millions of people who carry cameras and take photos in this special place of Angkor.  We want to encourage photography to be an enjoyable positive experience and non elitist.”

He added “We will give support to those who want to learn more and give impartial advice on equipment where needed.”

There are no restrictions on membership. The Angkor Photo Club is open for amateurs who want to know more and professionals who have a commitment to helping others enjoy this creative activity. Local Khmer photographers are positively encouraged to join.

Mr Perkes went on to say: “We aim to meet here in Siem Reap on regular schedule each month. The meetings will be informal and a social occasion. The members decide the content and theme of each meeting in advance there will be opportunities for slideshows and guest presenters. Support and encouragement to Khmer photographers is a core activity and the interaction between Khmer and Foreign amateur photographers is an important part of this”.

The inaugural meeting for the club is scheduled for Tuesday 18 January 2011 at a location to be advised, in Siem Reap. Further details of the meeting and club membership is available on their website www.angkorphotoclub.com

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PR Contact: Warren Garber admin@angkorphotoclub.com

Su’sday Ch’nam Tamai

Thursday 15 April 2010

…which is ‘Happy New Year’ here in Cambodia!

Peace of Angkor staff Siem Reap Cambodia

Savy - preparing the traditional New Year offering to the gods. (Didn't realise he drank Sprite though!)

And the Khmers don’t do things by half – it’s a three-days event during this week. Officially 14 – 16 April, many people take the week off – to go back to their ‘homeland’. I love that term – it really means the town, village or province in Cambodia that they come from.

So a bit like Xmas for us westerners. They get together with their families to eat, drink and party! It’s made things a bit quieter here in Siem Reap, as many people have left for their homeland. Not so for us foreigners though – I  have to work. Still I’m glad to cover for our Khmer staff here at Peace of Angkor.

So it’s Susdey Ch’nam Tamai to our staff here, Khmer friends in Cambodia and our readers everywhere!

By Wozzer

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