1st Place Award in the “Person’s Best Friend” category (Fall 2021). Photo by Sam Ang ​Ourng (Cambodia).

Sam Ang ​Ourng

Award-winning photography by Sam Ang ​Ourng

BIOGRAPHY Born on April 6th, 1996 in Kampot. After graduated from high school in 2014, he attended Social Media and Journalist at Don Bosco Technical School in Kep. He passionates in photography. He learned to use camera and shooting since then. Landscape photography is his favorite topic. After he graduated from Technical School in 2016, he didn’t really continue his photography work anymore, and then he worked for Channel 5 as Movie Production Team for a Television Company. Until mid-2017, he works to a private company, where he started working on event photography. At the beginning of 2019, he became very interested in photography, and he also joined photography workshops in mid-2019, where he had an opportunity to take a short course on documentary and contemporary photography with Sa Sa Art Projects. It is also a new starting point for him, with contemporary photography and art. In 2020, he studied photography at the French Institute and joined the Work shop with Marie Le Mounier Transit topics. EDUCATION - 2019: Documentary and Contemporary photography at Sa Sa Art Projects 
- 2020: Studio image at France Institute in Cambodia - 2020: SAKK WORK SHOP with Vandy Rattana GROUP EXHIBITIONS -December 2019 “KOMPONGSOM ” Sa Sa Art, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. -June 2020 “Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Expressway ”, France Institute in Cambodia. -November 2020 “Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Expressway ”,Sa Sa Fundraising Auction & Exhibition , Factory Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Documentary Family Awards is an international competition in search of the insightful and meaningful ways that documentary photographers explore the interpretation of family.