Invisible Photographer Asia presents
IPA Photo Books Show 2013
Singapore’s first Book Exhibition and Fair event dedicated to Photography
and a one stop showcase of regional independent photo books!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Singapore, 30th August, 2013: Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) is proud to present the second edition of IPA Photo Books Show 2013 – Singapore’s first Book Exhibition and Fair event dedicated to Photography, and a one stop showcase of regional independent photo books.
IPA Photo Books Show 2013 will take place from Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October 2013 at the National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897. The two day event includes a book fair participated by Singapore and regional photographers with self-published books, and a book exhibition curated by the IPA team. Audiences will be able to not only view and browse some of the best photo books published in Asia, but also interact and engage with the talents behind them.
The program also includes 2 exclusive workshops: an intensive ‘Photo Project to Photo Book Workshop’ mentored by 2 leading contemporary photographers Ian Teh (Malaysia/UK) and Kosuke Okahara (Japan); and a ‘Make Your Own Singapore Photo Book Workshop’ with the Twentyfifteen.sg team.
Other highlights include:
- Hourly talks and presentations on photography & book-making;
- Photo book launches and debuts from Tay Kay Chin (Singapore), Bob Lee (Singapore), Eiffel Chong (Malaysia), and Kim Hak (Cambodia), to name a few;
- Winners Showcase of the inaugural Invisible Photographer Asia Awards.
“IPA Photo Books Show is one of our marquee efforts to bring greater visibility to photography and photographers in Asia. With our second edition, we hope to make a small step towards a notable bookmark in the calendar for independent photography and self-publishing in Singapore and the region.” Kevin WY Lee, founder of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA).
Some quotes on our first edition in 2012:
“An amazing day well spent with great people at the biggest photography book [non]bookstore! There is certainly no lack of photographic talents locally. Looks like this is going be one of the “not-to-be-missed” events from now on. History is made once again.”
Chow Chee Yong, Photographer
“Congratulations to IPA and everyone involved with the first Singapore Photo Books Day. It was pleasing to see the variety and quality of photo book maquettes, many of which were expressly made for this occasion. All we can wish for our books is an audience, and this event brought a large and ravenous swarm. I hope this event will grow and continue to foster a culture of self-publishing in Singapore.”
“It was a unique opportunity for photographers and fellow enthusiasts to discover great work from local artists for inspiration as well as mingle and share through our common love for photography. It was more than just a photo books day… it was a social photography day. I’m really looking forward to the next one!”
Danny Santos, Photographer
Official Website: http://invisiblephotographer.asia/photobooksshow2013/
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/711325132227191/
Download Show Poster:
High Resolution: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2806180/IPAPhotoBooksShowPoster.zip
Web Resolution: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2806180/IPAPhotoBooksShowWebPoster.zip
Download Press Release: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2806180/PressRelease300813.zip
For Further Information or Enquiries:
IPA Photo Books Show is supported by the following partners and sponsors: National Museum of Singapore; EPSON Singapore; PLATFORM.sg;
OIC- Organisation of Illustrators Council; Awagami Factory; Grenadier Press; KL International Photoawards; Photobook Club Kuala Lumpur; PhotobookMaker; and Chiif Cameras.
About Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)
Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) was founded by Kevin WY Lee in 2010, and since then has grown into a leading and influential platform for Photography and Arts in Asia. We participate vigorously in the movement of Photography in Asia through talent showcases, events and exhibitions, publishing, workshops and education, and community outreach.
Our Marquee Programs include the IPA Photo Books Show, Invisible Photographer Asia Awards and IPA Photo Camps in Asia. We have produced photography and arts events and workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia.