Thursday, September 12, 2013


2013 Tutors

Since the Angkor Photo Workshops began in 2005, we have had the privilege of working with many tutors who generously volunteer their time and energy to be a part of our workshops.
We’re proud to announce the following tutors will be joining us in Siem Reap for the 9th Angkor Photo Workshops!

ANDREA STAR REESE is a photojournalist/documentary photographer based in New York. In 2012, she finished her two-year documentary series Disorder following conditions faced by Indonesians suffering from mental illness and undiagnosed mental conditions. While a Work-in Progress, her photographs were part of American Photography 28: Best Pictures from 2011 and projected at the 2011Angkor Photo Festival under the working title Chasing Stigma. Disorder will be exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image 1013.
Urban Cave, a three-year project on long term unsheltered men and women living in makeshift housing in New York City was exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image 2010 and at the 2010 Angkor Photo Festival, and was part of AnthoproGraphia. Urban Cave received Best Social Documentary from The New York Photo Festival, was a finalist for POYI: World Understanding, a  2012 fotoevidence book award finalist, and a 2010 Visa d’Or, Feature nominee. Most recently Urban Cave was exhibited at Theory of the Clouds Gallery, Kobe, Japan. Disorder and Urban Cave have been published internationally. From 2003 to 2007, she also produced and directed a feature documentary film made up of short stories collected during the year run up to Indonesia’s first direct democratic elections, covering issues pertinent to the time. Her work at ground zero in New York on Sept 11th 2001 has been broadcast Internationally.
Currently on staff at the International Center of Photography School, Andrea Star Reese is a 2010 fellow in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a reGeneration2 photographer.

ANTOINE D’AGATA left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next 10 years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued photography at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. While there, he worked as an intern in Magnum’s editorial department. In 1993, he took a four-year break from photography. His first books, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and Galerie Vu began distributing his work the year after.
In 2001 he published Hometown and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004, D’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo.

KOSUKE OKAHARAwas born in 1980 and grew up in Tokyo, starting his career as a photographer after college where he studied education. He left for Colombia in 2003 and started documenting the lives of people who live at the bottom of the society ladder for his personal project. He also works in his native country.
One of his projects about Japanese girls who self-harm received the W. Eugene Smith Fellowship. He is currently working on his long-term project on the aftermath of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
He has been honored with several awards and grants including Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo, PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch, and Sony World Photography Awards. His photos have also been exhibited in various venus including galleries and international photo festivals.
He continues shooting the stories that touch him.

PATRICK de NOIRMONTis a veteran photographer and editor with more than 35 years experience with the wire services. He started with United Press International and was part of the teams that launched both the AFP and Reuters International Picture Services. In addition to running various wire service bureaus in Paris, Johannesburg and Bangkok, he has covered numerous events including the Yom Kippur war in Israel, the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, the first Gulf War, and the transition in South Africa from apartheid to the election of President Nelson Mandela. Assignments sent him to Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire. In Asia, he witnessed the military advances of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the handover of Hong Kong, the coup in Cambodia and the fall of President Suharto. More recently, he covered the Tsunami in southern Thailand for Stern Magazine and three years ago the Red Shirts protests in Bangkok. He has worked part time for the Associated Press in Paris until 2010.
Patrick de Noirmont is now based in Thailand where he has worked for the Rockefeller foundation and various NGO’s. He has been part of the free educational workshop of the Angkor Photo festival since 2005.

SOHRAB HURAwas born on 17th October 1981 and he grew up changing his ambitions from one exciting thing to another. He started with dreams of growing up and becoming a dog, which later turned to becoming a superhero and then to a veterinarian to a herpetologist to becoming a wild life filmmaker. Today he is a documentary photographer working on longterm projects, after having completed his Masters in Economics.

SUTHEP KRITSANAVARIN is one of Thailand’s leading photojournalists. His award-winning work has been published inthe New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, National Geographic, Geo, Aera and Japan Times. Suthep has covered social and humanitarian issues in Southeast Asia for two decades. His work is based on his firm belief that a photojournalist must act as a conscientious observer of society and culture. He has to contribute to social change on a local and global level. He achieves these goals by working on a project over long durations to build deep understanding on the topic. He is now represented by Cosmos and is working on ‘Eye on Burma’, a long term documentary project for Southeast Asia Press Aliance.