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The Indomitable Spirit of Cambodian Resistance

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Satoshi Takahashi
  • Credit
    Satoshi Takahashi

My latest photo book "The Indomitable Spirit of Cambodian Resistance" is the compilation of my work in Cambodia from 2013 to 2018, covering the social movements to struggle against the Hun Sen's autocratic government. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been in power since 1985. His rule has relied on security force violence and politically motivated persecution of opposition members, human rights defenders, and journalists. The persecution has intensified more and more in recent years. The book depicts the courage of "Cambodian Resistance" who fight the dictatorship for democracy.

Satoshi Takahashi is a Japanese photojournalist. He was born in 1981 in Akita, Japan. Satoshi began his career as a freelance photojournalist in Cambodia since 2007. He has spent 11 years in the country for covering social issues and social movements against the autocratic government. In October 2018, Satoshi back to Japan and currently he has been focusing on documenting stories of vanishing cultures in Akita prefecture concurrently with covering Cambodia. In March 2019, He was awarded the Domon Ken Award for his latest photo book "RESISTANCE" that is the compilation of his work in Cambodia.

Awards 2014: Younosuke Natori Photography Award
2016: Miki Jun Inspiration Award
2019: Domon Ken Award