Invisible Ph t grapher Asia is proud to be a partner of this exhibition by MoST Artists
FAMILY, by MoST Artists
Among the things that people may have in common is being part of a family. We were not born alone. Family is the basic community identity and, as in the social life, it needs brotherly support, leaders, new arrivals and definitive leavings, battles between generations, silence and shouts, melancholy and joy and love.
FAMILY is a group exhibition inspired by five photographers who have worked on the subject of the family.
Thai photographer Lek Kiatsirikajorn presents, for the first time ever, his new work “A Family Odyssey”. Before focusing on the changing of Bangkok with “Lost in Paradise” and “Flowing Through the Wreckage of Despair”, Lek had already pointed the camera to his parents in “As Time Goes By”. If it was a personal “psychological therapy through the photography process” and the new work regards many of us and that sense of silent but peaceful solitude living with our relatives, sometimes so close and so far.
Julia Fullerton-Batten has exhibited the awarded series “Mothers and Daughters” worldwide and now for the first time in Thailand. The series “portrays the complex and sometimes challenging relationship between a mother and her daughter”. Starting from a biographical need, Julia apparently set-up like a fashion and staged shooting, but she worked with real mothers and daughters.
In Singapore Ying Ang comes from a powerful and wealthy family, an “empire of sorts” as she defines the family business. Before her grandfather and then her father had provided to a livelihood for generations in Ying’s family. The series “And The Third Loses It All” has two interesting topics: the father who decides to work where all the fortune began, in a small and messy office, and the daughter photograher who wants to document the rise and decline of fortunes and men. The title is already its statement.
Sean Lee is a portraiture and fine-art photographer based in Singapore. “Homework” is the best mix of his double nature of being an artist. Sean said that “there is a kind of quiet delight” in photographing the members of his family. Why? Because the family members are not professional actors (the father is a taxi driver and his mother is a part time waitress) but the result is funny, dramatic and “physically intimate”. Sean Lee is also considering one of the young master black and white portrait photographer in Singapore.
The only work that has not any family, because these families are illegal, is “The Pink Choice” by Vietnamese photographer Maika Elan. The series has been awarded with the firtst prize at 2013 World Press Photo (the most important prize in photojournalism) for the category “Contemporary Issues” and it is a delicate and strong work on the gay couples in Vietnam. Talking about the series, The New York Times titled it “Real Faces, Real People, Real Love”.
FAMILY Exhibition is presented by MoST Artists opens Saturday October 5th, 2013 from 6PM at RMA Institute, Soi Sananthip 2, Sukhumvit 22, Bangkok Thailand.
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