Shoot and Point: Selected works by International Photographers

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It was almost accidental that I walked into this exhibition. And I must confess, without any understanding of what I was in for, or what this exhibition was all about, I took away a renewed vigor of what photography means, at least to me. In a world where photography is increasingly made convenient through technology, the magic of photography is not just about capturing moments as they are, but it is a powerful medium for visual story-telling. ‘Shoot and Point: Selected works by International Photographers’ is held at Ikkan Art Gallery in Tanjong Pagar DistriPark. It is co-curated by Andrew …

Nobuyoshi Araki: All Women are Beautiful

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All at once – sensual, controversial and powerful. These are the very first words that came to my mind when I stepped into Nobuyoshi Araki’s exhibition on “All Women are Beautiful”. The exhibition, held at Tanjong Pagar DistriPark, presented by Galerie Steph and Ooi Botos, comprises of selected works from Araki’s various projects including, “Novel Photography” (1995), “67 Shooting Back” (2007), “Pola Eros” (2006 – 2009), “Sky” (2006 – 2009), “Pola Nostalgia” (2011) and “Lewd Paintings” (2011). The way Araki captured the female subjects often evokes an interesting feeling – voyeuristic yet playful at the same time. Each of the …

2011 Angkor Photo Workshops Participants & Tutors

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Here are the 30 selected participants for this year’s 7th Angkor Photo Workshops! Adli Ghazali, Malaysia Alanah Torralba, Philippines Anh Tuan Dang, Vietnam Ankit Goyal, India Anushree Bhatter, India Arnold Simanjuntak, Indonesia Carrie Lam, Singapore Cheryl Baldicantos, Philippines Geloy Concepcion, Philippines Harit Srikhao, Thailand Jane Koh, Singapore Jiehao Su, China Karina Saputri, Indonesia Kimlong Meng, Cambodia Mitsu Maeda, Japan Ngoc Lan Pham, Vietnam Pooja Jain, India Richard Reyes, Philippines Saad Shahriar, Bangladesh Sanjeev Thakur, Philippines Setyo Adi Nugroho, Indonesia Sitwat Rizvi, Pakistan Sunny Lamba, India Sweta Suvarnkar, India Tanvi Mishra, India Vannith Yin Touch, Cambodia Viet Bach Khong, Vietnam Wen-Yi …

Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs

Alice Tay Exhibitions & Events, Photography, Reviews 11 Comments

Mention the famous National Geographic Afghan Girl picture, you think of Steve McCurry right away. The image of the girl with her shy, yet intense eyes is vivid in your mind. That image speaks for Steve McCurry on its own, one of the most outstanding photographers in our times. Widely known for his characteristic style of capturing the intimate essence of human beings, he has recently launched a book, titled Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs, a large format limited edition book that features 165 of his most famous photographs. [youtube]kh-nCZ8yDoo[/youtube] I may have seen some of Steve McCurry’s great works, …

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ASIA Exhibition | 8th August – 8th October, 2011

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Invisible Pht grapher Asia officially opens the IPA GALLERY with the STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ASIA Exhibition. Exhibiting the photographs of: IPA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FINALISTS Karan Vaid, Mazini Hafizhuddin, Jimmy Sng, Werayuth Piriyapornprapa, Karolus Naga, Siddharth Jain, Dirk Claus, Nicky Loh, Emese Benko, Chanakan Nippita, Erwin Sitorus, Charlie Kirk, Rony Zakaria, Jing-Chao Chen, Pramudya Tony Mahendra, Theofilus De Roza, Ting Tuck Loong, Inaki Lizarraga de Miguel, Werayuth Piriyapornprapa, Willy Yohanes Lim STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS ASIA: YING TANG, China www.yingphotography.com JUNKU NISHIMURA, Japan flickr.com/photos/junku-newcleus KEVIN WY LEE, Singapore www.kevinwylee.com EXHIBITION DATES: Exhibition Opening (Invite Only): 7PM – 10PM, Thursday 4th August, 2011 Public Exhibition …

IPA Street Photography Contest 2011 Official Winners

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Invisible Ph t grapher Asia celebrated their 1st anniversary in April 2011. To mark this milestone, we hosted our first Street Photography Contest. After much deliberation by our judges, here are our official winners! 1ST PLACE WINNER The Colt Attacks, by Karan Vaid, India 2ND PLACE WINNER Another street show, by Mazini Hafizhuddin, Indonesia 3RD PLACE WINNER Yoga, by Jimmy Sng, Singapore PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER The Shadow, by Werayuth Piriyapornprapa, Thailand Karan Vaid wins 1ST Place and our 1st Prize: The Classic Street Photography Kit: Leica M2 Rangefinder + 35mm Lens. View all 20 Contest finalists here: Photo Essay: TOP …

Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufman, Chairman, Leica Supervisory Board

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Text & photograph: Edward Teo The day after the Decisive Moment by Leica & Magnum event, Leica management as well as selected Magnum photographers were made available for interviews by journalist and bloggers. While the morning wet weather and Paris peak hour traffic did pose some problems for the schedule, I managed to have a couple of 1-on-1 interviews with Leica’s supervisory board chairman, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, and Alex Majoli from Magnum Photos. Dr.Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman, Leica supervisory board Interviewed together with Bryan van der Beek (SPH) Q: How was the response to launch of the M9-P? Dr.Kaufmann: The first batch …

ABBAS, 45 years In Photography Exhibition

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ABBAS, 45 years In Photography Exhibition is on show at the National Museum Of Singapore from 18th June to 18th September 2011. We popped by and checked it out today. While the choice of extremely low lighting in the exhibition hall left us totally bewildered, we were in awe of Abbas’ body of work on show. We highly recommend a visit, even for those remotely interested in photography, and for that matter, history. Here are some photographs and notes. Exhibition Statement For almost 45 years I have roamed the world, in search of images of upheaval; initially political and social, …

Street Scene Jammu, by Siddharth Jain

TOP 20 Finalists: People’s Choice Winner Voting

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While the judges decide on the official winners from the TOP 20 Finalists, have your say by voting for your favourite finalist/s to win the People’s Choice Winner. You may cast a vote for more than 1 finalist. UPDATE: People’s Choice Voting has now ended UPDATE: People’s Choice Voting has now ended [polldaddy poll=5141267] People’s Choice Voting ends 11:59AM Thursday 30th June 2011 (UTC/GMT +8 hours).

Photo Essay: TOP 20 Finalists Slideshow

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IPA Street Photography Contest TOP 20 Finalists Invisible Ph t grapher Asia celebrated their 1st anniversary in April 2011. To mark this anniversary milestone, we are hosted our first Street Photography Contest. These are the TOP 20 Finalist images that were selected by our judges out of a total of 3,400 entries from across Asia. The finalist images come from Indonesia, Japan, India, Singapore, Israel, Taiwan and Thailand. We would like to thank all who participated, and wish the finalists luck in the final round of judging. Click to view individual picture with title & photographer’s credit. All photographs/art are the property …