Saturday, 20th July 2-3pm
Postcards from the South (2018) is a multi-lingual, experimental history book, retracing the historic Southern Line, giving voice to the railway, the people and the places they call home. A parallel narrative explores new perspectives on a century and a half of railway history and its role in nation-building, using previously unpublished photographs, documents and maps. During this talk, Mahen Bala will be sharing insights into the project, lessons learned, challenges and future plans.
ROBIN WONG TALK
12pm, 28 July 2019, Hikayat, George Town Penang
Join acclaimed photo blogger, educator and photographer Robin Wong as he unpacks the 10 years being a photo blogger and how that’s informed, educated and impacted him throughout his career as a commercial photographer and blogger. A very special insight to this true artist at work!
EKKARAT PUNYATARA TALK
1pm, 28 July 2019, Hikayat, George Town Penang
I am intrigued by the visual language, and the visual culture emanating from the mass use of the photographic medium as tools for communication and entertainment. I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts, examples of images I’ve found, as well as works by some of the most prolific artists of our time in the hope that I can make you imagine the breadth and depth of this language and leave you with a new way of seeing photographs.