APAD 215: Denis Darzacq’s photographs in Phnom Penh

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, Expat Life, festivals, Phnom Penh, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

What’s on in Cambodia? Here is what’s on…

Photo Phnom Penh Festival recently opened with more than a dozen of photographers from Europe and Asia displaying their works in different venues all over the city. This event  sponsored by the Institut Français du Cambodge, Ambassade de France, Goethe Institute, the Cambodian Ministry of Culture, among others, is held for the fourth consecutive year in Phnom Penh.

One of the featured foreign photographers works, Denis Darzacq, were exhibited on the walls of the French Embassy in Monivoing Boulevard. Here’s a section of the wall with some of his works that are on display there:

The above photo shows a section of the French embassy’s wall displaying some of the photos in one of the series of Darzacq’s works.

“… a radical series of “portraits” against a neutral background of young people in motorbike helmets, the new knights of the roadway, whose identity is hidden behind their armor, plays humorously with the well-known reticence of drivers of two-wheelers in Phnom Penh to adopt this indispensable protective gear. – Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2011 Program

The other day when I passed by the French Embassy, there was a crowd – with some people driving their cars, motodups and cyclos stopping by – admiring the mural.  I’m going to see the other exhibits this week; there is another one at the Phnom Penh Railways worth checking out. If you are in the city, don’t miss it.  The Festival runs until December 12.

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  1. That is neat that this exhibit is outside where everyone has access to view it.
    Also wearing a helmet is mandatory here, so it seems strange to see cyclists without one.

  2. looks like a really interesting event

  3. Smart and easy to spot!
    Nice blog!


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