Born Phnom Penh, 1970
Lives and works in Phnom Penh
MAK Remissa is regarded as one of the most successful Khmer photographers of his generation. He credits his first and third place awards in the 1997 National Photojournalism competition, held by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club and chaired by Phillip Jones Griffiths, as a major catalyst in his career.
Currently working as a photojournalist for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), his work is often seen on the international news wires. His 2005 fine art photography exhibition, titled “The fish eats the ant”, was shown in Phnom Penh galleries, the Angkor Photo Festival, in Kobe, Japan in 2013 « Life Being, Earth Being », and GETXOPHOTO festival 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. And was nominated as one of the best exhibitions at Dali Photo Festival in China in August 2015.
In 1995, he graduated in Fine Art and Photography at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, and his work soon appeared in numerous publications such as Cambodge Soir and the Phnom Penh Post.
He has also worked as a free lance photographer for other organizations. Remissa has exhibited his fine art photography in Cambodia, France, Canada, the US, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, China, Japan, Singapore, and Myanmar.
Seven pieces of Remissa’s Fish and Ants work was recently made part of the Singapore Art Museum’s permanent collection. Four pieces of Remissa’s work “Left 3 days” was recently made part of a permanent collection of the Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne and Musée Guimet in Paris. And eight pieces of the “Left 3 days” was recently made part of a permanent collection of The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Australia. Mak Remissa exposed his fine art photography « Water is Life » during Angkor Photo Festival 2011, the «Ruptures and Revival: Cambodian Photography in the Last Decade» in Singapore in March 2012, Yangon Photo Festival 2012 in Myanmar and the Xishuangbanna Festival 2014 in China.
Remissa’s work “Left 3 days” was a finalist in the Art Award of the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2018.
Remissa’s work “Left 3 days” was exposed during PhotoPhnomPenh 2015 and is part of the amazing exhibition “Renaissance” during the 4th edition of LILLE 3000, curated by Mr. Caujolle, from September 2015 to 17 January 2016. And was exposed at the LANDSKRONA Photo Festival 2016 in Sweden and the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2017 in Australia.
Finally Remissa latest work “From Hunting to Shooting” was exposed during PhotoPhnomPenh 2018.