Photography and art are vocations that are different from a ‘regular’ job. Creativity cannot be spun out of financial duress.
I am left imagining if Punggol was the scene of some post-Anthropocene reterritorialization, where the animals are the ones who have rehabilitated the space the space we left behind.
We took the opportunity to introduce Singapore photography to the audience in a presentation titled Singapore Photography: Desires and Anxieties of a Small City State.
I don’t feel photography needs to be overtly ambitious in assuming impact or power. And in any case, impact and power are impossible to measure. Photography has a part to play in adding to a cumulative effect.
I wanted to learn if the anxieties and desires of Ukrainian artists were similar to those in Singapore and Asia, and what language they used in expressing them in their art and photography.
I recently got invited by Raw View Magazine to join their panel of consulting curators and will be contributing views from Asia.
145 images from the latest World Press Photo 2016 awards, billed as the “Oscars” of photojournalism, is currently on exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore till 26th March.
Everyday Muslim, 4.1km2 and I’m Not Sick: Final Year Projects from Students at Temasek Polytechnic: Nadyah Binte Azman, Don Chi and Charlene Yong.
In the following conversation with prolific Thai artist/curator Manit Sriwanichpoom, we talk candidly about photography and purpose, censorship and compromises, and being fearless in art-making.
HK/SG Photobook Exchange is an extension of our efforts to further dialogue, development and appreciation of photography and publishing practice in Singapore and the region.
A conversation with Greg Girard ~ What do you think is the future of cities and citizens? These days, with the unthinkable occurring on almost a daily basis, nothing is too far fetched.
Tsering Topgyal’s long-term project features portraits of other young Tibetans like himself, living in exile, and separated from home and family.
Beyond Wilderness is a book of photographs (2014–2015) by Singaporean artist Chua Chye Teck of the disappearing forests and wilderness in Singapore.
In Southeast Asia, our understanding of photography is largely framed through the binary of photography versus art, which morphs into the other dichotomous paradigm of straight photographers versus artists who use photography.
The Archive as Conversation examines the nature of photographs as documentation of events, occasions, people and personal memories.