Bruce Davidson- Outside Inside – Volume II

Derrick Choo Craft & Tools, Photography, Reviews 12 Comments

I felt that my mission in life was to make visible what appears to be invisible and I do that as someone who is blind and comes into a world and suddenly begins to see. ~Bruce Davidson It has been 2 months since I reviewed Volume I of Bruce Davidson’s Outside Inside. I have flipped through Volume II a couple of times over the past 2 months and while I feel that overall, I personally enjoyed Volume I more, the power and intensity of his documentation of the Civil Rights Movement in America during the 1960s in Volume II leaves …

Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside – Volume 1

Derrick Choo Craft & Tools, Photography, Reviews 12 Comments

Through fifty years in photography, I have entered worlds in transition, seen people isolated, abused, abandoned, and invisible. I work out of a frame of mind that is constantly changing, challenging perceptions and prejudices. I view my work as a series. I often find myself an outsider on the inside discovering beauty and meaning in the most desperate of situations. ~Bruce Davidson Bruce Davidson is one of my favorite documentary photographers. One of the first photography books I bought when I started getting interested in photography was the reissue of his 1970 book East 100th Street. Since then, I have come …

ABBAS, 45 years In Photography Exhibition

IPA Exhibitions & Events, Photography 11 Comments

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, …

Interview with Alex Majoli, Magnum Photos

IPA Craft & Tools, Invisible Interviews, Street Photography 10 Comments

We were invited to the Decisive Moment by Leica & Magnum event in Paris on 21st to 22nd June, but unfortunately could not attend. Edward Teo, a friend of ours did, and here is an interview he did with Magnum’s Alex Majoli, who shot the official Leica M9-P pictures previewed during the event. 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 …