Blowup @ Angkor
Keywords: Blindboys, Angkor, South Asian Photographers, street exhibition, community sourced work, BlowUps
Blindboys.org started out in 2008 as a platform for South Asian photographers to share new and emerging work. Soon it morphed into an outdoor intervention- free street exhibition, completely organized by photographers themselves in public spaces around South East Asia. Committed to the idea of printed photographs ‘BlowUps’ combined community sourced work and new easy to access digital printing, making it possible to have more than 50 photographers displaying at the same time across the city. In 2014, the 5-day event included various street exhibitions and projections.
This community funded and motivated project brought a much needed release and connection with the public for the participating photographers. In 2010 it partnered with the Angkor Photography Festival in Cambodia (the oldest South Asian photography festival) to bring the idea to Cambodia. In 2014 it entered into it’s 4th year of partnership. This time along with bringing a large selection of contemporary photographer’s work to the streets, It also showcased various photo collectives from Europe and America.
Here are the Artists who featured at Blowup 2014