Touch Yin Vannith
What does that means taking photographs? And at the end, what does a portrait says? These two questions are at the center of any work of research, an experiment constructing its own grammar by means of a few certainties, a few facts, while waiting for surprises. Writing with light is organized here by the fact of choosing the black background and using color, intense but also subtle, in its manner of revealing faces in order to astonish by aspects of the unreal identity that photography can give to what is nonetheless very familiar. A game of identity playing against all the norms of photography that contribute to “identity”. We can – as the photographer does -play and try to recognize the characters who are not as many as it seems.
Born in 1990 in Cambodia. Lives and works in Cambodia. Student of Studio Image since 2010, she has, since that year, worked as freelance photographer for the Phnom Penh Post newspaper. She has participated in projects with Cambodian Living Arts Cambodian Film Comission, and participate to the Youth Group of Cambodia as a blogger and photographer, she won the first prize in the Canon Photography Cambodian Club 2011. She, now, prepares a bachelor in Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.