Born 1986, Philong SOVAN is an independent professional photographer working and living in Phnom Penh.
He began, in 2009, as press photographer and joined soon the staff of The Phnom Penh Post and then worked for some months with the Xinua News Agency in 2011-2012.
Besides covering the news, Philong has developed several personal projects, especially those he developped with “Studio Images” of the French Cultural Center and were exhibited during the festival Photo Phnom Penh.
After studying one year in France with the support of a grant of French government at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumiere where he discovered analog photography and trained different technical of printing, he went back to Cambodia at fall 2013. He actually teaches, works on assignments and develops some new photographic projects.
Recently, his work was published in The Guardian, Le Monde Magazine, L’EXPRESS style, Internazionale Italy Magazine, Globe Magazine, L’OEIL Portfolio, De L’air, IMAGES and The Phnom Penh Post. Philong SOVAN has been a member of Asia Motion since 2011.