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Phnom Penh: Rescue Archaeology. Contemporary Art and Urban Change in Cambodia

Vandy Rattana

Vandy Rattana: Takeo, Bomb Ponds series, 2009, Digital C-Print, 90 x 111 cm; © Vandy Rattana
Takeo, Bomb Ponds series, 2009, Digital C-Print, 90 x 111 cm
© Vandy Rattana

Vandy Rattana (b. 1980 in Phnom Penh) began his photographic career with a concern for the lack of physical documentation on the stories, traits and monuments unique to his culture. Employing a range of analog cameras, his early serial works share a preoccupation for the everyday according to the average Cambodian.

Vandy Rattana: First High-Rise, 2008, Digital C-Print, each 50 x 75 cm; © Vandy Rattana
First High-Rise, 2008, Digital C-Print, each 50 x 75 cm
© Vandy Rattana

Vandy’s recent works mark a shift in philosophy around on image-making and historiography; his practice evolving from engaged observation to active reconstruction of narratives.

Chan Dany
Leang Seckon
Sopheap Pich
Svay Sareth
Tith Kanitha
Khvay Samnang
Lim Sokchanlina
Amy Lee Sanford
Than Sok
Vandy Rattana

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