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Fighting for Social Justice

Tep Vanny, one of Cambodia's most prominent land rights activists, symbol of peaceful activism against the Hun Sen's autocratic government in Cambodia vows to fight for social justice after her trial at the Court of Appeal on February 27, 2017. She was arrested by the government during a rally to demand the release of five human rights workers on August 15, 2016. On August 20, 2018,Tep Vanny was released from prison serving two years of her sentence. Currently she has been forced into self-imposed exile in the US since late 2018 due to the government's suppression.

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