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Angkor Road - Photography Expeditions and Workshops

Individual and Small Group Photography Workshops at Ancient Angkor Temple Sites in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

3 Country - 15 Day Angkor Road Expedition - Cambodia - Thailand - Laos




Angkor Road Photo Expeditions and Workshops:

3 Country - 15 Day Angkor Road Expedition - Cambodia - Thailand - Laos
This is the most exiting South East Asia expedition/workshop we are offering

Angkor Road - Photo Tour Philosophy
How we feel about travel and photography

Angkor Road (Siem Reap area) - Photo Tour FAQs
A few random things you should probably know.

Angkor Road (Siem Reap area) - Photo Tour Prices
Base prices for tours, expeditions and workshops.

Interview with George Mann
Timeline of George Mann’s career and a slightly tongue in cheek interview




I am working on a long term photography project of the Angkor Empire, it's temples, cities, waterworks and roadways, which spread throughout the modern day countries of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. Although I have been working on this project for close to 10 years, I have not yet visited all the temple sites, cities, and remnants of the Ancient Angkor Road that are on my list. Since new temple sites and even entire cities are still being discovered, I will probably continue to work on this project for many years to come.

Like most photographers my goal is to produce exhibitions and books, that will leave a lasting record of my work. And like most photographers I now find myself looking for alternative sources of revenue to support my long term projects. Book publishers are no longer interested in financing the production of the material that goes into a "travel photography" book and even reluctant to cover the printing costs, once the photographer has produced the content.

Therefore like many other photographers, I am now offering photography expeditions and workshops, to finance my long term photography projects.

I am currently working out of Siem Reap, Cambodia, so it makes sense for me to offer my expeditions & workshops in this area, but I am willing to travel to any location that is more convenient for my clients, as long as all my travel related expenses are covered, in addition to my workshop & expedition fees.

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One of my Angkor Photo Workshop clients focusing on Angkor Wat at sunrise.




George Mann Photography - Long Term Projects on some of my favourite Historic Highways of the United States

I am open to both Corporate and Private Sponsors for these projects - I travel these highways every chance I get, it has been a life-long passion.


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Quoddy West Light House (built in 1858) - Lubec, Maine - the furthest east point in the United States.

US Route 1 (East Coast) - from the north of Maine to the Florida Keys, arguably the oldest highway in America (started in 1650s with the Boston Post Road and King's Highway), I have lived directly on US Route 1 for a number of years in Calais, Maine and have traveled all of US Route 1 at different times since I was 10 years old, but I have never traveled all of it in one trip. Constantly changing, it is always worth documenting. Great scenery, architecture, people, and classic American road-food. The distance is 2,350 miles and would require at minimum a month, traveling in a Recreational Vehicle, to document properly.




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Elephant seals at Piedras Blancas Point, San Simeon, California

Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) - 2,400 miles - from Vancouver BC, Canada to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. I have driven this road many times and even driven a round trip along the coast, from Los Angeles to Seattle fairly recently, but I have not really taken my time to look up all the old stretches of road in the areas where 101 has now become the default highway. Some of the longer stretches, like the Big Sur country and the coast route north of San Francisco are extremely beautiful, but unless it is a major holiday they are not used very much, which makes for a beautiful drive. You probably have to be an Old Hippy (like me) to want to take this trip, but I am always ready for another drive up in the country, "where the water tastes like wine".




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Mom's Cafe in Salina, Utah - on US Highway 50 ("The loneliest Road in America"), fantastic breakfast - chicken-fry steak, poached eggs, potatoes and scones.

New York to Los Angeles on Route 66 - 3,000 to 4,000 miles - depending on how many detours are taken off the main roads - to explore the old highways on the way. I have driven (and hitch-hiked) numerous highways, through the north, through the centre, and through the south of the country, to get from one coast to the other. Every experience has been different and they have all been great experiences. Classic roads like the Old Route 66 don't exist in all locations any more, but you can still get off the Interstate Highway 40 and find stretches of the original Route 66 not far removed from the new road. In some places they run through small towns and they are pretty much still the same as they always were.

One town I always look forward to seeing on the Old Route 66 is Winslow, Arizona, which was made famous in the late 60s by the Eagles, in the song "Take it Easy". The lyrics "standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona …" have even been memorialised with a statue of a young hippy traveler, with a guitar, leaning on a lamp post in the middle of the town. Amarillo, Texas is another of my favourite stops and it has an Old Route 66 Historic District where you can still get some of the best BBQ beef in the country.

I could go on and on about why I love driving down these old highways, but it all comes down to the same thing, I am looking for financial backing to preserve the memories of some of these great roads, before they completely disappear. The main cost for any of these great highway expeditions will of course be the transportation. Number one being the rental of an RV and the second being the fuel, and also the fuel (food and drink) needed by the expedition members.

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Typical RV (home on wheels) in America - expensive to rent, but probably the best way to photograph the Highways, especially with a group of people. Many of these larger RVs tow a smaller car for local travel.

Alternatively an SUV (like Jeep Grand Cherokee) is the most comfortable vehicle to drive, especially in cities or off the main road, but you do have to find a place to sleep every night.

A smaller size RV can be a good compromise, but quickly becomes claustrophobic on the road (especially with a group), making it necessary to stay in hotels every couple of days or so.

Any Old Highway in the USA (or other countries) - for me traveling in the USA is all about the old roads, the forgotten towns and the great food you can find in the family owned restaurants along the side of the two lane roads and in the small towns along those roads. If you are interested in being involved in any of these projects, or have your own projects that can use my help, let's talk.

Please contact George Mann for more information - george@angkorroad.com




Angkor Road Photo Expeditions and Workshops:

3 Country - 15 Day Angkor Road Expedition - Cambodia - Thailand - Laos
This is the most exiting South East Asia expedition/workshop we are offering

Angkor Road - Photo Tour Philosophy
How we feel about travel and photography

Angkor Road (Siem Reap area) - Photo Tour FAQs
A few random things you should probably know.

Angkor Road (Siem Reap area) - Photo Tour Prices
Base prices for tours, expeditions and workshops.

Interview with George Mann
Timeline of George Mann’s career and a slightly tongue in cheek interview