THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS

2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP

A Programme by OBSCURA Festival of Photography, in cooperation with Ostkreuz Agentur der Fotografen and the Goethe-Institut

 
 
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The Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass was a programme that was born from a need to capacity build local photographers through a programme that provided expert mentorship over a period of 12 months. Through the programme some of the region’s finest emerging photographers will have an opportunity to develop their skills as photographers, thinkers, activists and representatives of their communities. The programme will help elevate their talent even further in developing important work that is both timely and captures the zeitgeist of the time we live in.

This programme came about as an idea by Vignes Balasingam in 2013 to enable a cross cultural as well as a knowledge and skills exchange between Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. The ideation to the programme would be developed through the immense knowledge and ground-work gained through the OBSCURA Festival programmes. In 2015 Vignes Balasingam discussed this idea with Mr. Rolf Stehle of Goethe-Institut Malaysia who encouraged the further development of the programme. With the help of Jörg Brüggemann of Ostkreuz Photographers Agency (Berlin), the programme enjoyed further refinement. In 2016, with the support of the Goethe-Institut through Mr. Stehle, the programme became a reality.

 
 

 

THE NEXT EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH

BASIS, FRANKFURT GERMANY

07 MARCH - 07 APRIL 2019

 

 
 

MEET THE 2017 PHOTOGRAPHERS

 
 
 

 
 

EXHIBITION TOUR DATES

 
 

15-31 August 2018
OBSCURA Festival of Photography , George Town, Malaysia

11 January-3 February 2018
Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

06-18 April 2018
NU Art Sculpture Park, Bandung, Indonesia

8 May-27 May 2018
Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia

25 July-25 August 2018
Mabini Projects, Manila, Philippines

20 October – 18 November 2018
Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

08 March - 07 April 2019
Basis Frankfurt, Germany

 

“Everybody asks us who do you want to be when you grow up?”. But nobody ever asks,“Who are you right now?”

 
 

 

FEATURED EXHIBITION

 
 

we will have been young
ILHAM GALLERY,
Kuala Lumpur

21 October - 18 November
2018

 
 

 

BUY THE BOOK

 

we will have been young limited edition photobook designed by Calin Kruse of dienacht Publishing, Leipzig, Germany.

 

 
 
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