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TEARSHEETS Sat, 14 Sep 2013 15:58:11 +0000 DISCOVER Cambodia 2014 DISCOVER Cambodia 2014 The Southeast Asia Globe Nov 2013 The Southeast Asia Globe Nov 2013 LPJ2-web LPJ1-web LPJ3-web LPJ4-web Chinese Cover of Creating Room to Read by John Wood Room to Read Annual Report 2011 Room to Read Annual Report 2011 Room to Read Annual Report 2011 The New York Times - Print The New York Times - On-line Kathmandu Post Op Ed - text Vice UK - text & photo Vice UK - text & photo Vice UK - text & photo Vice UK - text & photo Vice UK - text & photo Monocle - photo Monocle - photo The Mercy Project - photo Reuters Handicap International - photo Silvershotz - bottom photo Japanese Press of my 2007 exhibit "From Iran to Afghanistan" in Japan. Japanese Press of my 2007 exhibit "From Iran to Afghanistan" in Japan. French Press on my 2012 speaking engagement at a high school "War: The Image and Propaganda" Warshooter - text and photo Warshooter - text and photo Warshooter - text and photo Warshooter - text and photo Warshooter - text and photo Warshooter - text and photo ]]> 0 Sam Rainsy Returns Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:04:21 +0000 Cambodian opposition party leader, Sam Rainsy returned to his country just a week ahead of the July 28 general elections after 4 years of self-imposed exile. A royal pardon granted him immunity from defamation charges drawn up against him in 2010. The election commission refused to allow him to vote or run for election, however. The opposition has refused to accept the election commission’s conclusion of a ruling party majority win, citing widespread vote rigging and disenfranchisement. Ongoing coverage….



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CCPC Lecture Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:03:49 +0000 CCPC_2013

It was a great honour to be invited as the keynote speaker at the Canon Cambodia Photography Club (CCPC) gathering in Phnom Penh this March. There was a full house for my lecture Photography as a Tool of Influence, during which we explored some of the ways in which the photographic image can have an impact on society. We examined how the image plays a key role in advertising campaigns, public service announcements, journalism, political activism etc., and how it can convey a strong message that generates dialogue or tangible change. The lecture was followed by food, drinks and mingling with local photography buffs.


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Siem Reap Kitchen Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:04:25 +0000 _MG_8402

Restaurant kitchen in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

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My Photo Nominated for Photography Masters Cup Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:30:46 +0000 PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER ANNE HOLMES FROM FRANCE

LOS ANGELES February 20, 2013 – Professional photographer Anne Holmes of France was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Americana at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 86 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Phillips de Pury & Company in New York; Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai; XPO Gallery, Paris; Tasveer Galleries, India; BFN, Netherlands; to BBH in London who honored Color Masters with 239 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,521 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Anne’s “Spidey has a Beer with Kuwat,” an exceptional image entered in the Americana category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.



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Kenya COOP at Angkor Photo Festival Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:19:41 +0000 It’s a great pleasure to announce that my work Kenya COOP will be shown at the 8th edition of the Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia from December 1 to 8, 2012. This is the second time my work is selected for the projections. The first time was in 2008, when my mulitmedia piece on Kenya’s post-election crisis was shown, a tragically violent period I covered during which some 1,500 lives were lost and nearly half a million people were displaced. I am thrilled to be able to show another side of Kenya this year, and highlight the vibrant world of micro-financed businesses.

As always there is a really great line-up of artists, and I encourage you to make the trip if you can. Angkor Photo is one of the most inspiring events of the year, bringing together young developing Asian photographers for the free workshops, emerging and established talent from all around the world, and editors from the news and NGO sectors. I will be present at the festival also teaching the Canon-sponsored workshop. I hope to see you there!

November 4, 2011. Rift Valley Province, Kenya. Laborers pick tea leaves at a tea plantation near Kericho.

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It’s official! I’m heading back to Cambodia to lead this year’s Canon-sponsored workshop during the 8th edition of Angkor Photo Festival. This will be my second year teaching there, and I am really excited to meet my new students. Last year was a blast, and it has been a great pleasure to watch everyone’s work evolve over the last year.

The dates are set for December 2 and 3, and we’ll be meeting again at Art Deli Cafe in downtown Siem Reap. The theme of this year’s workshop is Taking Photography to the Next Level. 9 winners of the annual Photo Marathon contest sponsored by Canon will participate in the workshop. I will begin by showing a chronological progression of my work, and then I will look at each photographer’s portfolio, identifying strengths and weakness, with the aim of orienting each individual on a path towards achieving his or her goals for the future.

So here’s wishing good luck to all the participants, and I look forward to welcoming the winners at the opening night of projections.

And just to give you a taste of what’s to come, here is a shot from last year’s workshop:

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Rock Your Art Part IV Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:03:30 +0000

Shibari rope artist Fred Kyrel ties his signature lingerie onto a woman’s body at the Rock Your Art Festival in Beaucourt, France.

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The Kenyan Crisis Sat, 22 Sep 2012 04:18:46 +0000 In 2008, I spent three and a half months in Kenya, covering the ethnic violence that escalated after a contentious election. East Africa’s most stable and burgeoning democracy descended into chaos, exposing large cracks in the system – deep wounds historic inequalities have left untreated. Some called it political genocide, others said it teetered on ethnic cleansing. Either way, it’s a raw look at the face of street justice and the brutalities that accompany it in a society that largely lacks juridical recourse. Graphic Content

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