Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baku exhibition

5 of the 60 exhibition photographs at the CJCC Building in Phnom Penh
I finally managed to get to see the Baku Saito Holy Faces of Angkor exhibition at the Cambodian-Japanese Center of Co-operation building on Russian Boulevard this lunchtime. Its open until the end of this month and contains enlarged photos taken of the face temples at Angkor and elsewhere over the last fifteen years by the Japanese photographer. The sixty photos, housed in a large exhibition hall, show the subtle changes in the faces between the different temples such as The Bayon and Ta Prohm as well as the Gates of Angkor Thom, Banteay Kdei, Ta Som and Banteay Chhmar. I have always been fascinated by the faces of Angkor, so I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits, determined to return to each of the temples myself in the future, to see the faces once again, for real. I took a few photos of my favourite faces in the exhibition, which I will post here.
This face from one of the Gates of Angkor Thom is missing its nose
Another Angkor Thom face up close
This is one of the many faces to be found at The Bayon, located at the heart of Angkor Thom


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks to Baku Saito as well for his love for cambodia and its arts. God Bless.

May 28, 2008 10:24 AM  

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