ARC hosts Cambodia photography exhibition

A photography exhibition featuring life, religion, culture and healthcare in Cambodia is currently being exhibited at ARC until 24 April.

The photographs have been taken by psychology clinician Dr Amy Izycky, who travelled to Cambodia with the charity Transform Healthcare Cambodia in November 2018.

The photographs illustrate aspects of Cambodian life as seen through Amy’s lens and show some classic, as well as thought-provoking, images.

Amy said: “I am delighted to be staging this exhibition in Stockton because Transform Healthcare Cambodia’s roots are in Teesside. I had been to Cambodia previously, but it was a privilege to go out to Cambodia with the charity to work and take photographs. I hope the exhibition gives people a flavour of Cambodian people and their lives. The country was ripped apart by war and conflict. And it is rebuilding itself. The photographs are designed to reflect some of the religious, cultural and geographical aspects which affect how healthcare is provided.”

Chair of Transform Healthcare Cambodia Sue Smith OBE, who was director of nursing at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, and is a founder member of the charity, said: “Transform Healthcare Cambodia was set up by people from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Teesside University. I am now executive director of nursing at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust so the charity has spread across the A66.This exhibition showcases Amy’s amazing work but it’s also a celebration of Transform Healthcare Cambodia and how far it has come since it was set up almost 10 years ago.”

The exhibition is free to view without a ticket in ARC’s second floor gallery and runs from Friday 6 March to Friday 24 April. You can find more information on the exhibition here.