This workshop explores the theme ‘Behind the Postcard’ and how to move beyond the surface when capturing the city. During the one-week course, participants are guided through a series of exercises and techniques that provide different ways of building and developing stories based in around Penang.
Participants will learn to grow confidence when establishing a unique voice, and given the tools to express themselves clearly through their work. The course is largely interactive with lots of experimentation, helping to get people out of their comfort zones, within both the field and editing process.
Miti Ruangkritya (1981) is a Thai based photographer and visual artist. Miti was a Selected Winner by the Magenta Foundation for Emerging Photographers (UK) in 2011. He was featured as an emerging artist at Bangkok University Gallery in 2014. Additionally, he was shortlisted for Kassel Book Award in 2015 and nominated for Prix Pictet in 2015-16. In 2016 he was selected as one of the finalists of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
Exhibitions in 2016 include Omnivoyeur – a visual and sound project (Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre), Dream Property (Bangkok CityCity Gallery), The Archive as Conversation (Singapore Photography Festival), Urban Reflections: Contemporary Thai Photography (Otterbein University, US) and Landscape: Hotel Asia Project, (University of the Arts, Tokyo). In 2017 he was part of Arts Initiative Tokyo/Backers Foundation Residency Programme. Exhibitions in 2017 include Shaping Voices, Silent Skies (Tomio Koyama/8, Tokyo) and After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art (Samstag Museum, Australia). In 2018 his exhibition includes Sathorn Sunset (WTF, Bangkok) as part of exposed up-and-coming artists project by the Art Centre of Silpakorn University. He is currently working on a book for onestar press (France).
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
The Backers Foundation, Japan
Obayashi Private Collection, Japan
Tomio Koyama Private Collection, Japan
Yoyo Maeght Private Collection, France
Library at Tate, UK
Library at Tai Kwun, HK