Roun RY is a self-taught photographer and translator based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. His interest in the medium began when first participated in the annual Anjali Photo Workshops in 2010, organized by the non-profit Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops.
In December 2016, he was invited to attend a masterclass with a French photographer Antoine d’Agata and Indian photographer Sohrab Hura during the Angkor Photo Festival. Since then, his passion for photography has motivated him to learn as much as possible about the craft. He has been collaborating with the festival, volunteering his time to help his younger Cambodian peers to learn photography in the last couple of years.
He has been focusing his attention on documenting the life of the people living on the Tonle Sap Lake and the local indigenous Cham Community. He’s fluent in Khmer and English and available for assignment in Siem Reap and all around Cambodia.