Christian Caujolle and Cambodian photography relationship is about commitment.
From 1997, when he created his first studio in Phnom Penh where photography, laminated like other forms of artistic expression, had disappeared during the Khmer Rouge terror, until today when he continues to animate the Photo Phnom Penh festival, Christian Caujolle considers his intervention in Cambodia as an engagement.
In a country where there is no fixed image training, the festival he created in 2008 has allowed the emergence of a surprisingly creative and diverse “new school”.
He recently presented a selection of Cambodian photographers at Gens d’Images.
Former head of photography for the daily Liberation, Christian Caujolle, founder of Agence VU, directed the gallery of the same name. He is now artistic advisor to the Château d’Eau gallery in Toulouse.