Short Film: Sean Lee: Homework – Strangers in the Family

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A short documentary film on photographer Sean Lee and his latest award-winning Homework photographs featuring portraits of his family. We step into the Lee household for an intimate glimpse of the Lee family and how they spend Sundays in Sean’s little HDB bedroom creating his latest set of portrait images titled Strangers. Sean Lee first won the Special Jury Prize in the Angkor Photo Festival in 2007, and was later nominated for the prestigious Prix Découverte in the Les Recontres d’Arles (Arles Photo Festival) in France. He also received a Paul Huf award nomination given out by the Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam. …

Photo Essay: Tajen: Between Ritual and Gambling, by Agung Parameswara

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Tajen: Between Ritual and Gambling Tajen is the Balinese word for traditional cock fighting on the island of Bali. Two cocks fight each other with sharp side knives called Taji tied to their legs. This is a most popular game for balinese men. In the beginning, Tajen was part of a religious ritual called Tabuh Rah in the Hindu society. Tabuh Rah prescribes the dripping of blood to the earth as a ritual against Bhuta Kala (evil). These days society has changed and Tajen is more a form of entertainment closely related to gambling than a religious activity. Photographer: Agung Parameswara …

Leica x IPA Street Photography Workshop, Saturday 1st October

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We are excited to announce our collaboration with Leica Camera on a one day Street Photography Workshop in Singapore on Saturday 27th August 2011 (update: rescheduled to Saturday 1st October). The full day Street Photography Workshop is open to advanced amateurs and enthusiasts with cameras of their choice, and consists of theory and practical shooting sessions. Participants don’t have to be Leica owners; anyone with an interest to learn how to appreciate and take better street photography are invited. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. The Leica x IPA M9 Street Photography Workshop will be conducted by Kevin WY Lee, founder …