Honorable Mention / 2023 / Press / Feature Story

Tonle Sap - Life on the Cambodia's great lake

Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
Cambodians, Vietnamese, and Khmer Muslims are living there.

I started covering Kompong Luong floating village in 2004. Many fishermen of Vietnamese origin have formed the village on the lake. They have been living on the lake from generation to generation.

During the Khmer Rouge era, they had to escape to Vietnam. After the era ended in 1979, they returned the lake and rebuilt the village.

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 won the Domon Ken Award for his latest photo book "RESISTANCE" that is a 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