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SOVAN Philong

  • Biography formulaire

Philong Sovan is a 27 years old Cambodian photographer who lives and works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Philong has been a professional photographer since 2009, and worked for The Phnom Penh Post and Xinhua News Agency.

Besides covering the news, Philong has developed several personal projects, including those he implemented as part of ‘Studio Images 2009’ with the French Institute in Phnom Penh.

In 2010, Philong won the Best Reportage at the annual Angkor Photo Workshops, held in Siem Reap at the same week as the Angkor Photo Festival. The winning body of work, titled ‘Rabbit in Your Headlights’ is a series of portraits of people illuminated by the headlights of his motorbike. In June 2012 Honourable Mention Prize of The Society of Publishers in Asia The SOPA 2012 award for excellence in news photography, "Violent scenes in rice paddy".
Recently, his work was published in Le Monde Magazine, L’EXPRESS style, Internazionale Italy Magazine, Globe Magazine, L'OEIL Portfolio, De L’air, IMAGES and The Phnom Penh Post. Philong Sovan has been a member of Asia Motion since 2011.

  • Event

Sept 2012: Exhibition of “Computer Light Portrait” at World Event Young Artists Festival, WEYA 2012 in Nottingham, UK.

November 2011: Solo exhibition: “Crickets” at Hotel De La Paix in Siem Reap during the Angkor Photo Festival

September 2011: Exhibition of “Motor’s Light” at Musée de Quai Branly’s Biennial Photoquai in Paris, France

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