Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Isabelle is an independent Belgian photo-journalist, director and founder of Asia Motion (since 2008), producer and agent based in Phnom Penh Cambodia since 2003.
An experienced photographer in Cambodia ,Isabelle is someone who holds the camera with passion and fun.
Specializing in Press and Social photography,Isabelle produced many different photo assignments for a variety of local and International NGO's .
she is also adept with Fashion and specific commercial photography projects.
Since 2003 she worked in Cambodia, India, Ivory Coast and Belgium as a photographer with more than 50 different clients in various fields including Press,NGO, Editorial/Mag,Promotion,Fashion and Advertising. Example of clients includes : Louvain Development, The French Red Cross, AFP, Bates, Handicap International Belgium, UNICEF Cambodia, UNDP, GERES, Asia Foundation, The Wire magazine, Oxfam America, ASMAE/India, Coll.Part, Coca Cola,
Danida, PSE, Krousar Thmey, Cambodia Daily, PADAC, The Phnom Penh Post, La Libre Belgique and many more.
Her photographs from events in Cambodia, South East Asia have appeared in publications including The Bangkok Post, The Wire Magazine, Phnom Penh Post, Cambodge Soir, The New York Times, the Boston Globe and several local American newspapers.Isabelle worked with the biggest international photo agencies like AFP and AP as a stringer. Isabelle has extensive experience with transmitting photos and reports from remote location and to collaborate with clients based World Wide.
Finally Isabelle is currently specializing in Art and Photography workshops for children. She is a Photovoice-trained participatory photography project facilitator and was trained by Anthony Asael, the founder of Art in All of Us, to give Art and Photography workshops and training world wide.
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Workshops for Children Unicef Cambodia
November 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which established a set of fundamental rights for all children and young people: to survive, develop, be protected from violence, abuse and neglect, and take part in family, cultural and social life. In Cambodia, UNICEF collaborated with Belgian photographer Isabelle Lesser to host 3 workshops for 150 children, aged 7 – 13, to create awareness of their rights and provide opportunities for them to express their views and ideas using a curriculum established by Art in All of Us. In addition to the Art and Photography workshops Isabelle documented with photos all children workshops. An exhibition was born in November 2014,100 photographs were exposed in Wat Bothum square in Phnom Penh Cambodia to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights. Isabelle curated the exhibition in collaboration with the IFC. (Institut Francais du Cambodge).
Workshops for Children: The French Red Cross.
The French Red Cross has appealed Isabelle to stimulate the creativity of several groups of children (around 400 children) in Ivory Coast as part of the psychosocial program from March 2013 to April 2013.
The working tool during those activities was fun photography and art in general as workshops and curriculum established by Art in All of Us in more than 2,200 schools in the world.
Isabelle was also responsible for the training of facilitators and staff of The French Red Cross so they can continue these activities after her departure.
In addition to the photo workshops Isabelle documented with photos all children workshops.
Thus, several introductory workshops in photography and art were held in four centers defined by the Red Cross during 6 weeks:
Abidjan (the capital) and all the West Coast border cities with Liberia : Toulepleu, Tabou, and Guiglo.
Photography is a great tool to encourage Art Therapy expression, as a means of expression accessible and friendly for all children.