Photo Projects from the IPA Labs & introducing
the IPA Mentorship Program.
It has been a few months now since we launched IPA Labs, our new distance learning and collaboration initiative. Programs in the initiative are extensions of our traditional on-site photo workshops taught across cities in Asia, but for participants where geographical location and/or time may be a constraint. First in the Labs is the IPA Personal Project Development Lab for participants looking to pursue and/or develop personal photography projects.
IPA Mentorship Program
We are now happy to introduce our new Mentorship Program under IPA Labs. The IPA Mentorship Program is an intensive 3 month online mentorship initiative. The 2 key ingredients of the IPA Mentorship Program are Collaboration and Time. The Program seeks to create an environment of collaboration between mentors and participants where the primary focus is to discuss, incubate, and develop the participants’ personal photography. The Program also recognizes the value of Time – time for longer term discussions and mentor relationships, time for participants to react and respond to feedback, and inturn develop and realise projects or personal photography goals.
The IPA Mentorship Program is now accepting in-takes: http://store.invisiblephotographer.asia/collections/workshops
An update from the IPA Labs… a preview of the 3 photo projects currently being developed by IPA Lab participants in Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand.
In his Marilah Pulang Project, Singapore photographer Saifuddin Jalil returns to Geylang Serai for a sentimental meditation and personal survey of the neighbourhood’s past, present and future.
Cambodia-based Anna Clare Spelman explored a few project ideas before settling on one close to her identity and heart. Anna is now working on a long-term project documenting and researching Jewish communities in Asia, beginning with a rabbi and his family in Phnom Penh.
Compelled and moved by his country’s current political turmoil and divide, Chotiwat Lattapanit began photographing the protests in his home city Bangkok. In his ‘Thai Uprising’ project, Chotiwat refined and deepened his approach to include a blend of street photography, portraiture and interviews with protesters.