Phnom Penh Food and Art Exhibition

A new exhibition is giving food for thought by showcasing a series of food photos taken with a modern spin. And budding young photographers are being invited to capture unusual food as part of the French Institute’s Arts & Food exhibition.

The exhibition, which opens on May 15, serves up a menu of delights from 78 photographs of culinary art that took pride of place at the International Festival of Culinary Photography in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Each of the innovative photographs fit into the categories of fish and shellfish; fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and spices; and street food. And sitting well with the food theme, the recently opened Le Bistrot restaurant will be providing a selection of French delights for opening night guests.

As part of the exhibition, a call is also being made for amateur photographers to get on board and be in with a chance of winning a series of prizes. The French Institute is organising an unusual culinary photo contest on Facebook, which runs until May 14.

It is open to anyone living in Cambodia at the time of the contest. All entries, which should aim to be funny, weird, original or unexpected, must be received by May 6 at 11pm to Include name, age, phone number and email address.

Internet users will have from May 7 to 14 at 4pm to vote for their favourite photos. The three winners will receive prizes from The Bistro coffee shop at the French Institute, on Street 182, during a ceremony on the Arts & Food exhibition on May 15 at 6.30pm.