Angkor Photo Festival-APPA Workshop 2014



Image from ‘Gold Coast’ 2014, Ying Ang

The Archive is delighted to announce the details of our two-day photobook workshop at Angkor Photo Festival 2014.

The workshop will be co-ordinated by Ying Ang, Sean Lee and Bella Capezio; and will run on the 2nd & 3rd of December (Tues & Wed), 10am – 6pm.


Address: 211 Osaphear Street, Upper West River Side, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Workshop will take only up to 12 participants on a first-come first served basis – email: ASAP to book your spot.

The workshop is free but we are asking for donations of US$10-50 from participants to cover some of the costs of running the workshop – if you can’t pay you don’t have to.

Read the details carefully before signing up – you MUST have an advanced body of work close to completion – and you MUST have a set of prints (these can be printed on low quality paper).

NB. You don’t have to have a photobook made to take part in this workshop, and you will not be making a photobook. We will be focusing on how to layout, edit and sequence a photobook of your work, and will explore the multitude of ways you can think about constructing a photobook.


The 2014 Angkor Festival-Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive Workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in developing a concept, edit and sequence for a book. Ideally for projects that are close to completion or at least well advanced. All the photographers will be expected to participate in pushing each other creatively and conceptually in discussing ways to problem solve the medium shift between singular images to the book as an object in the current environment of photography.

The first part of the workshop will feature an intimate look at several publications, followed by a discussion on what makes them successful and the process involved in making them possible. There will then be an advanced critique led by Ying Ang and Sean Lee, both who are launching their first major monographs at the Angkor Photo Festival on December 1.

Participants are asked to bring the following:

  • A series of prints A5 or A4 – 50+ prints is suggested, they can be printed on low quality paper.
  • A short written statement about the work

Work only on screen will not be suitable for this workshop – as sequencing, flow and narrative are the focus participants MUST bring prints.

The workshop will end with a roundtable discussion on self-publishing vs outsourced publishing and how to get things done.

There will only be 12 participants max.

The cost of the workshop is by donation only – suggested donation approx. US$10-$50

Date & Time:

2nd & 3rd December (Tues & Wed), 10am – 6pm with two hour lunch break from 2pm-4pm (to allow participants to attend other special festival events/talks)

Address: 211 Osaphear Street, Upper West River Side, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Workshop Coordinators

Ying Ang:

Based between Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Ying Ang is a photographer of social and contemporary issues. Her interests lie in creating visual and literary content for print, web and installation, exploring a range of formats and styles. Ying has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows from New York to Arles, in addition to working for clients such as the Wall Street Journal, The Fader in New York, Das Magazine in Zurich, Yo Dona in Madrid and Afisha Mir in Moscow on editorial features. She graduated as valedictorian for the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography, has garnered a wide range of international awards and was a participant in the Reflexions Masterclass of 2011-2013.

Sean Lee:

Sean Lee was born in 1985 and grew up in Singapore. His first body of work was Shauna, made between 2007 and 2009. This work was nominated for the Prix Découverte on the 40th anniversary of Arles Photography Festival. Since then, Sean has gone on to make other stories. His most recent work, Two People, received the 2011 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu award. Sean’s work can be found in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum, as well as in the Sandor Family Collection.

Isabella Capezio:

Based in Melbourne, Isabella is a part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive team. She is a graduate of RMIT University. She is currently completing postgraduate studies at RMIT. Isabella’s personal work is often inspired by her awareness of society’s incongruities, and is permeated by an understanding and appreciation of the differences she experiences throughout her encounters with people and environments. She has self-published a number of photobooks addressing themes of religion, community, and the morality of culture. Based in Melbourne, Bella Capezio is a part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive team. She is a graduate of RMIT University.