La Mo (B. 1977, Siem Reap) is an artist and photographer whose creative practices span fine art, documentary, travel, landscape, wildlife, and macro photography. Unseen Cambodia is La Mo’s latest project, which can be viewed on his social media platforms and will culminate in an eponymous publication in the future. Unseen Cambodia sees La Mo traveled to all corners of Cambodia, including the remote areas, on his motorbike to unearth, document, and capture various aspects of Cambodian aesthetic: From people to religion, from rituals to tradition, from monument to the exotic species of plants, from performing arts to visual culture, and from the lowland to the highland cultural aspects (vernacular ceremonies and lifestyle) – all with an attempt to picture Cambodia beyond Angkor.
Beginning his journey in photography in 1994, La Mo is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards (2017, 2018), National Awards, and 2018’s Canon PhotoMarathon Asia Championship. He is currently a Fujifilm X photographer. He has traveled widely in Southeast Asia (particularly the Buddhist regions), Japan, and Europe as a landscape and travel photographer. In the last ten years of his photographic practice, La Mo developed a unique composition and mode, which has come to define his signature and style. His attention to light and its ephemeral nature has established him as one of the few leading photographers in the country.