Philippe Gras

Portrait of Philippe   Gras

Philippe Gras (16 Apr. 1942, Paris — 2007, Paris) was a French freelance photographer who worked extensively in Angkor while he joined in the 1980s the shooting of Angkor, la gloire et l’oubli, a film directed by Pierre Philippe.

As a conscript in Algeria, he photographed the country and its people before and during the independence in 1962.

Before his sudden death in 2007, he particularly covered the international jazz scene, portraying famous jazz musicians, and traveled to Bhutan, Iran, Korea, Cambodia on several occasions, Vietnam, and Hungary.


A Preah Khan statue captured by Philippe Gras in 1987 (from Angkor silencieux book)

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