Honorable Mention / 2022 / Press / Other

The Assassination of Kem Ley

  • Photographer
    SATOSHI TAKAHASHI
  • Website
    https://www.satoshitakahashi.info/
  • Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/satoshitakahashi_photography/

Cambodian prominent political analyst Dr. Kem Ley was shot dead in a cafe of Caltex gas station in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 10, 2016, as he was having his morning coffee. He was also famous as a social activist and a critic of Hun Sen's autocratic government. That day, Cambodia has lost a voice of courage against dictatorship ahead of the communal elections, 2017.After his death, thousands of mourners took part in his funeral ceremony. The participants pay their respects to him under the famous slogan “Wipe your tears and continue your journey”.

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 had spent 11 years in the country covering social issues. In October 2018, Satoshi went 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 2019-Domon Ken Award

2021-PX3 Gold in Book/Documentary
2021-PX3 Silver in Press/Other
2021-PX3 Honorable Mention/Press/Feature Story

2021-IPA 2nd Place/Editorial/Press/Other
2021-IPA Honorable Mention/Book/Documentary
2021-IPA Honorable Mention/Press/Feature Story
2021-IPA Honorable Mention/Event/Traditions/Cultures
2021-IPA Honorable Mention/Nature/Landscape

2021-BIFA Silver winner in Editorial/Political
2021-BIFA Bronze winner in Book/Documentary
2021-BIFA Bronze winner in People/Wedding
2021-BIFA Honorable Mention/People/Culture

2022-MIFA Silver in Editorial/Personality
2022-MIFA Silver in Events/Other
2022-MIFA Honorable Mention/Book/Documentary