The Advisor takes a look at photographer Jeff Perigois’ exhibit at The FCC.
Photographer Jeff Perigois settled into the city in January 2002. His exhibit at The FCC, entitled Evolution, is a then-and-now perspective of the changing cityscapes that have redefined the capital over the last 10 years. Evolution is neither a nostalgic look nor one particularly loaded with political undertones. “I am just a witness,” Perigois says of the work.
Of the 70 or so photographs, nearly half are displayed in pairs: a shot from the pre-boom days paired with a more recent perspective. None are more striking than the two looking south from the far end of the Chroy Changvar Bridge. In 2009, a long row of stilted, tin-roof shanties lined an overgrown riverbank. A ribbon of loose stone traced the water’s edge and, in the distance, skinny red-and-white radio towers pierced the sky.
By November this year the homes were all gone, replaced by the construction of a wide boulevard and sophisticated drainage project. A two-metre-high retaining wall kept it all from collapsing into the river below. Massive multi-storey developments crowded the skyline.
The exhibit is on display at The FCC through January 31.
Curated by award-winning Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Phan, the 4th annual Cambodia International Film Festival is a showcase of the Kingdom’s best cinematic talents.
The six-day festival begins Dec 7 and comprises more than 60 films. The focus is largely Cambodian, but noteworthy films from the region are also included.
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