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The Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival is an annual photography and film festival which celebrates the best of contemporary Asian documentary work

CDAF is held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the cultural center of the country and a regional and international hub of people and ideas.

CDAF was established in 2012 and was the first photo festival in Thailand.

The festival is organized by Documentary Arts Asia

Founded in 2012 with the help of a grant from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, CDAF past exhibitors have included Tim Hetherington, Shahidul AlamAmi VitalePaula BronsteinGreg Constantine & guest curators as Yumi Goto, Manik Katyal and Suthep Kritsanavarin.

Director & Founder – Ryan Libre

Assistant Director – Douglas Chang

Festival Coordinator – Marco Spinoni