Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A busy few days ahead

A few events this week include an exhibition of photographs opening at The Plantation Hotel in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Its a series of images taken by three photographers in the wake of the recent death of Cambodia's King Father. The exhibition is called Boung Soung (Khmer for Prayers to the King) and the photographers include my old pal Nick Sells, easily the best event snapper in the Kingdom. The following evening, Thursday, is the opening night of the 6-nights a week Plae Pakaa season of traditional shows by Cambodian Living Arts performers at the National Museum. Tickets are $10 a pop and there are three different shows, classical and folk dancing, Yike opera and theatre, which will alternate throughout the tourist high season. I'm hopeful of watching the Yike on Friday and the theatre on Saturday, having witnessed the excellent Children of Bassac shows in the past. Also on Thursday at Meta House is the first showing of the documentary Brother Number One, the story of Rob Hamill's search for the truth behind the disappearance of his brother Kerry in 1978 and Rob's subsequent confrontation with the man responsible for his brother's death at S-21, Comrade Duch. The film starts at 7pm, tickets cost $5 and Rob will be here, all the way from New Zealand, for a Q&A session. The film is being shown on Friday night as well. Don't miss it.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Easily the best snapper in the kingdom"? You clearly haven't seen Chean Long's work then.

October 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Anon 11:53AM, you obviously don't read clearly...I said easily the best event snapper in the Kingdom...there's a difference.

October 31, 2012 at 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Semantics. Chean Long also shoots plenty of events and arguably as well as Nick.

November 1, 2012 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

If you don't like the answer then don't post the anonymous comment. Sells is the most prolific event photographer that I know. I rarely see Long's work and his website isn't live either. Anyway its a moot point, you have your opinion and I have mine.

November 1, 2012 at 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Sounds interesting. I wonder if there will be further exhibitions in Siem Reap?

November 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous SeƱor H said...

Hi!
You have a great and interesting blog! I'm soon going to Cambodia so I read blogs written by people living there. Thanks!

November 1, 2012 at 4:58 PM  

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