Jessica Lim


Jessica Lim is the director of Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops (APFW), a non-profit association based in Cambodia which focuses on the nurturing and promotion of the region’s visual storytellers. For the past 14 years, and for most of her professional career, she has worked towards supporting visual storytellers from the majority world. She is currently based in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Prior to being appointed director by APFW’s organizing committee, she was the key coordinator of the association’s events after first joining them as a volunteer in 2010. Her move to Cambodia built on her previous experience with Drik in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a media organisation renowned for challenging social inequality and injustices through its work.

Whilst at Drik, Lim served as a photo and news editor as well as a liaison for photographers with Majority World, an agency which advocates for equal opportunities and representation in response to Western hegemony over global media.

Lim graduated in 2006 with a degree in communications studies from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and worked briefly as a writer and photographer for local news and editorial publications.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest Southeast Asia and Oceania jury chair

Jessica Lim on Social Media: 
Instagram: @elsija

Jessica Lim