b.1980 Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Lives and works between Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Paris, France; and Taipei, Taiwan.

In his prolific work as a photojournalist and artist, Rattana avoids making stock images of Cambodia – politicians, monks, palaces and poverty. Instead, he captures intimate moments of people’s lives. Self-taught, he began to record the daily activities of his family in 2005, which became the subject of his first acclaimed exhibition in Phnom Penh. He has since attended workshops with visiting artists and photographers, including Magnum Photo Agency’s John Vink and Antoine D’Agata. His photo series Bomb Ponds was part of the travelling of the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia organized by the Guggenheim and UBS.