"We Will Have Been Young", works emerging out of the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass, is just one of several photographic exhibitions in town. Ian Teh's Confluence and a look back at Alex Moh's survey of…]
Sharmilla Ganesan speaks to Alvin Lau, one of the Malaysian photographers of the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass, as well as Vignes Balasingam, director of the OBSCURA Festival of Photography on Southeast Asian photography.
OBSCURA Festival Artist In Residency 2018 Programme: The George Town Diary follows Peter Bialobrzeski’s Diary practise that spans over 10 such studies. The work is a first a scanning of urban spaces with first the eye, and then the camera. The…]
The Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass was a programme designed to capacity-build some of the finest young photographers from the region through a programme that provided expert mentorship over a period of 12 months to develop their role as photographer, thinker, activist and representative of their communities.
A collection of independently published photobooks, zines and newsprints from Malaysia are on exhibit at @ilhamgallerykl in conjunction with the 'we will have been young' #WWHBY exhibition till 18th November 2018. Come check out this never before seen collection of books, zines and newsprints from some of the country's most prolific and unknown photographers, designers and publishers. @imaginnadia @obscuramalaysia @nikadamahmad @hasfulzainuddin @goetheinstitut @agenturostkreuz @ilhamgallerykl
Thank you @sharaadkuttan for this wonderful interview on #LetsTalk which discusses many aspects of photography in the region as we reflected on the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass and the 'we will have been young' #WWHBY exhibition at @ilhamgallerykl. Wonderful, intense conversations with @alvinlaukb @cheryljhoffmann and Vignes Balasingam! Thank you @501awani for the opportunity!
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Catch the 'we will have been young' print and book exhibition at @ilhamgallerykl from now till 18 November 2018.
The Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass and 'we will have been young' is a collaborative programme between @goetheinstitut @agenturostkreuz and @obscurafestival
Representarion, Agency & Censorship in Photography forum with @eelchangming @junewatsamon and @pangkheeteik, moderated by @sharaadk at @ilhamgallerykl and supported by @goetheinstitut @agenturostkreuz #photography #civilrights #wwhby #SoutheastAsia #SEAsia
A year ago we we were given the amazing opportunity to work with 12 young people from the inner city low cost housing programme on an economic report titled Children Without by Dr Mohamed Khalid of DM Analytics and UNICEF. The report instantly became a huge impact calling on the government on policy changes, etc. Yesterday we were invited with Dr. Mohamed Khalid at the World Bank's #EndPovertyDay. So proud of you @Qalckacak for representing your class and presenting the amazing work you all did for the programme as well as for sharing your life with us at #sasanakijang yesterday!! Thank you @im.ok.man for your sincere enthusiasm about the programme and study #worldbank #unicef #childrenwithout #dmanalytics @worldbank @unicefmalaysia
Brilliant print exhibition and installation at @qcagriffith #brisbane of the work from the @obscurafestival photography masterclass with @iantehphotography over #OBSCURA2018. First we had the amazing work from the amazing students of @yalenuscollege and @qcagriffith and then we had the brilliantly edited book by @loui_slim who made the book on-site at the festival. And now this amazing show!! It's wonderful to see moving stories from the festival about #Penang travel such great distances! A heartfelt thanks to @iantehphotography @tomwhitephoto and @loui_slim for mentoring the programme. And to the amazing participants who gave us your authentic vision ♥️ Photos supplied by @loui_slim
Installation works in progress: After a year of touring #SoutheastAsia, 'we will have been young' comes back to #Malaysia for its debut in #KualaLumpur. The exhibition and book tour is a result of the works from 12 young Southeast Asian photographers' work on narratives of youth and the future in the region through the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass at OBSCURA Festival 2016-2017, mentored by @joergbrueggemann and @tobiaskruseberlin. The book was designed by @calinkruse and published by @dienachtpublishing. This exhibition of over 160 pieces features the works of @alvinlaukb @elliottkoon @amritachandradas @eelchangming @watsamontriyasakda @yuyumt_burma @mfimages @asruldwi @gericcruz @vzmn @phamhaduylinh and @khievkanel back to Malaysia at the opening and gallery tour at @ilhamgallerykl.
4pm, 20th Oct 2018
Gallery opening & tour with artists and curator at ILHAM Gallery
The Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass and 'we will have been young' are collaborative projects between @agenturostkreuz @goetheinstitut and @obscurafestival
Wonderful interview with @sharaadkuttan for 'Lets Talk, with Sharaad Kuttan on @501awani, in conjunction with #WWHBY 'we will have been young' exhibition at the @ilhamgallerykl on the 20th of August and the ongoing #Conflience exhibition installation by @iantehphotography at @ruangbythinkcity @mythinkcity
Catch this interview live on 14 October 2018 only on http://astroawani.com/live-tv (relink in bio)
#WWHBY is made possible through the meaningful partnerships of @goetheinstitut @agenturostkreuz
And @obscurafestival and our generous hosts in #kualalumpur @ilhamgallerykl #photography #WWHBY #astroawani #ilhamgallerykl #sharaadkuttan #letstalk #letstalkwithsharaadkuttan #art #malaysia #photoexhibition @junewatsamon @asruldwi @mfimages @vzmn @gericcruz @elliottkoon @eelchangming @amritachandradas @phamhaduylinh @yuyumt_burma @khievkanel @alvinlaukb @joergbrueggemann @tobiaskruseberlin @calinkruse
@iantehphotography sharing his experiences working on making #Confluence in 2014. With Ian is #obscurafestival director Vignes Balasingam (@vigatarian), who edited the book. Confluence is a photobook on the Straits of Malacca and the significance of the Selangor coastline to Malaysia from an anthropological perspective.
The exhibition featuring Confluence in its entirety is currently ongoing at RUANG @mythinkcity, 1st floor until October 20th, 2018.
Photos by @lightblinde.
#exhibition #talk #photography #kualalumpur #KL #Malaysia #documentaryphotography
@iantehphotography will be presenting #Confluence, his seminal work on a section of the Straits of Melaka. Join us this #Saturday at 3pm at @mythinkcity to immersive yourself in this never seen before installation of his work and sit down with Ian Teh and Vignes Balasingam recount the meaning and importance of this essay as they reflect on the last four years since it's inception. It's free folks and you'll probably never see this show in this shape and form again.
Special thanks to @mythinkcity for this opportunity to show the work. And to @lekoofmusic @joshkok @hantuikanmasin and the #jtpro team for helping making this show a reality.
A @lensculture awards night closes OBSCURA Festival of Photography 2018 after two weeks of masterclasses and events.
Thank you to our festival venues @hinbusdepot, @blackkettlemy, @awesomecanteenpenang, masterclass venues @arecahotelpenang, @spaceleypenang and @sixthsensestores, our masterclass instructors @maggiesteber, @iantehphotography, @wawinavarroza and @leonardpongo, tutors @loui_slim and @tomwhitephoto and speakers @bialobrzeski_peter, @naraphat_s, @thaniapetersen, @hajimekimura, @daaavecarswell, #KennethFeinstein and @atsushifujiwara1963.
Very special thanks to @canonmalaysia for providing us with the projection equipment throughout the festival, and #japanfoundationasiacenter center for facilitating the presence of @yusuketakagi1979 @atsushifujiwara1963 and @hajimekimura at the festival.
We also would like to thank @yalenuscollege and @qcagriffith for your participation in this year's masterclasses and workshops, and hope you had a great time with us. Sincere thanks go out especially to @pscmelb, @photobookarchive and @dboetkers for your continued support of the festival over the years. Also not forgetting @erimeii and @keat.bee for facilitating the visit of students from SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Alor Setar to the festival.
We would also like to thank all 20 exhibiting artists and @njwamusic for gracing the festival with your art, and last but not least, to all visitors of the festival and the people of Penang for being a part of OBSCURA Festival for the last 6 years.
OBSCURA Festival of Photography will be back August 16, 2019. See you then!
Photos by @lightblinde.
#obscura2018 #obscurafestival #gtf2018 #georgetown #penang #photofestival #photofest #photography #documentaryphotography #fineart #fineartphotography #Malaysia #canonMalaysia #canon
Festival director Vignes Balasingam conducting a gallery tour of the works of the 17 artists on exhibit at @hinbusdepot, and how the respective works relate to each other despite standing separate from the wide variety of photographic works on display.
The works will remain on exhibit until Monday, September 3, so do stop by and take a look!
Photos by @lightblinde.
#obscura2018 #obscurafestival #gtf2018 #georgetown #penang #photofestival #photofest #photography #documentaryphotography #fineart #fineartphotography #Malaysia