Project Description

@Sophal TRY
Photographe : Sophal TRY
Exposition : The Lake Clinic
Site : Jetée de l'Ouest
  • The Lake Clinic
  • Depuis 2007, The Lake Clinic travaille à fournir des services de santé gratuits directement aux villages et est le seul soin médical disponible et accessible sur le lac.Actuellement nous servons 9 villages et plus de 1 3 000 villageois.
  • Notre missionThe Lake Clinic-Cambodia est une organisation non-gouvernementale cambodgienne enregistrée qui se consacre à la fourniture de soins médicaux et d'une éducation à la santé aux villages et communautés situés dans des régions éloignées et isolées de la région du lac Tonlé Sap.
  • Since 2007, The Lake Clinic has been working to provide free health services directly to the villages and is the only medical care available on the lake.CURRENTLY, WE SERVE NINE VILLAGES AND MORE THAN 13,000 VILLAGERS.OUR MISSION

    The Lake Clinic-Cambodia is a Cambodian registered Non-Government Organization dedicated to providing medical care and health education to villages and communities located in remote and isolated regions of the Tonle Sap Lake area.

  • Sophal TRY
  • Né dans la province de Takeo, au sud du Cambodge Sophal et sa famille ont déménagé à Siem Reap de Takeo en 2007. Elle a assisté à Anjali House, une ONG qui soutient les jeunes défavorisés, de 2007 à 2011. C'est là qu'elle a été initiée à la photographie à travers les ateliers annuels du Angkor Photo Festival. Les étudiants sont guidés par des photographes bénévoles. Le travail de Sophal a été représenté dans des projections de diaporamas lors des festivals de photos d'Angkor: 2014 The Impact Project - The Lake Clinic Cambodia 2015 The Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles
  • Try Sophal, photographer 
  • Born in Takeo Province, in the south of Cambodia
  • Sophal and her family moved to Siem Reap from Takeo in 2007. She attended Anjali House, an NGO which supports underprivileged young people, from 2007 to 2011. It was here she was introduced to photography through the Angkor Photo Festival annual workshops. Students are guided by volunteer photographers. Sophal’s work has been represented in Slideshow projections at subsequent Angkor Photo Festivals: 2014 The Impact Project - The Lake Clinic Cambodia 2015 The Institute of Khmer Traditional Textiles
  • 2010 Awarded first prize in the Student Section of the inaugural You Khin Memorial
  • Women’s Art Prize. This initiative was a collaboration between Java Arts and the US Embassy
  • 2010 Photos published in Cambodia Our Vision (Françoise Callier (ed.), Angkor Photo
  • Association, a book showcasing images taken during the 2008/2009 Angkor Photo Festival/Anjali House student photography workshops
  • 2010 Images displayed as prints and slideshow at the book launch of Sue Guiney’s Clash 
  • of the Innocents, Asia House, London
  • 2011 Four prints represented in an exhibition of Anjali House student photography,
  • Cambodia – through our eyes, Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia
  • 2015 Photography book The Lucky One, by Try Sophal, sample copies published
  • 2015 Winner of one of 50 prizes for online voting in the European Union Climate Change
  • photography contest
  • 2018 Invited to participate in a 3-day photography workshop entitled Getting Your 
  • Message Out (for NGOs, aid and development agencies) run by Nic Dunlop and Patrick Brown in Bangkok.
  • 2011 One of two Anjali House students invited to participate in a photo shoot for
  • The HALO Trust (an international mine clearance NGO). As a result of this, Sophal was offered a full time job with The HALO Trust, based in Siem Reap, where she continues to work full time.
  • Sophal’s photographs have been published on The HALO Trust website, in annual reports, donor reports and her work is represented in The HALO Trust office in Siem Reap.
  • Documenting the work done by The HALO Trust takes her to many provinces around the country to visit areas which have been impacted by landmines. When out in the field, Sophal focuses on photographing beneficiaries of mine clearance, as well as shooting images which show the daily work of the de-miners and other staff who work in the minefields. Sophal believes this is important to document because, “it is showing the impact of mine clearance on the everyday life of people in the countryside.”
  • Sophal also accompanies visiting photographers and filmmakers who come to The HALO Trust. She translates for them and helps with any organization required.
  • In her free time, Sophal enjoys photographing people and likes to focus on the countryside. She is interested in recording a way of Cambodian life that is rapidly disappearing as the country becomes more urbanized.

Project Details

  • Édition

    Edition 2020
    Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops

  • Localisation

    9 mars 2020