Khmer Sbek Thom Shadow Theatre

Khmer Sbek Thom Shadow Theatre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2019

The art of shadow puppetry is an age-old tradition in Cambodia, with its roots stretching back to Pre-Angkorian times. Today, the most popular forms of shadow puppetry that are performed are sbek thom and sbek thoch. Both use leather puppets to retell centuries-old tales projected on a white screen that is lit up from behind, producing the shadows that the audience sees.

Producer/Assistant: Christopher Jarvis
Genre: Reportage
Camera (digital): Nikon Z6
Nikkor-Z zoom lens 24-70mm/2.8
Nikkor-Z zoom lens 14-30mm/4

Early Morning