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Monday, December 10, 2012

Pablo Typhoon Victims Needs Your Help!




Desperate survivors of a typhoon that killed more than 600 people and affected at least 5.4 million in the southern Philippines needs help! Typhoon "Pablo" (international name: Bopha) is said to be the strongest to hit the region for more than 80 years, had left its many poor residents without the means to feed their families.

According to reports, a total of 780 people are still missing, including about 150 fishermen from General Santos while 647 corpses had been recovered and more than 400 corpses have been turned over to surviving relatives.

View more Typhoon Pablo aftermath photos.

Donate to Pablo Typhoon victims Now!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The End of the Pose


The End of the Pose
Rise and Demise of Philippine Studio Photography

A Visual Lecture by John Silva
10AM, Nov. 23 2012
Filipina Heritage Library

Thursday, November 8, 2012

FCCT/OnAsia Photo Contest 2012



The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) and OnAsia are currently inviting entries for their 6th Annual Asian Photojournalism Contest.

This contest aims to promote excellence in photojournalism in the Asia-Pacific region. The judges will be looking for images or essays on topics that impact our lives in significant ways as well as investigative photo-reportage involving important issues, especially where such photography is part of a significant body of work.

All photos must be taken in the Asia-Pacific region (defined in list below). Judges will accept submissions in four categories:
  • Spot news - for the best single image photograph taken at a news event in the Asia-Pacific region. No more than five photographs per photographer may be submitted in this category. 
  • Feature photography - for the best single-image non-news “feature” photograph taken in the Asia-Pacific region. No more than five photographs per photographer may be submitted in this category.
  • Photo essay - for the best collection of up to 12 photos on a single topic in the Asia-Pacific region. No more than three photo essays per photographer may be submitted in this category.
  • Migration – A special category, sponsored by Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, for the best single photo or photo essay of up to 12 images focusing on issues related to migration involving Asians, human trafficking, and integration of migrants in Asia. No more than five single images and/or three photo essays per photographer may be submitted in this category. 
  • In addition, the judges will select one Photographer of the Year to recognize either the best single image, photo essay or the most impressive collection of work submitted by a single photographer in 2012

Submissions can be published or unpublished work but MUST have been created between Oct 1st 2011 and the contest submission deadline, Friday Dec 14th 2012 – 12 noon Thai Time. Photos taken earlier are eligible only if they are part of a photo essay in which a significant portion of the work (more than half of the images submitted in the essay) occurred within these dates.

Submissions can be made online, there is no entry fee and there are almost US$10,000 in prizes – first prize for Photographer of the Year is $3,000 and this year’s special category is Migration with a prize of $2,000.  

For contest rules and mechanics, visit  FCCT/OnAsia Photo Contest 2012 website

Via: Peter Charlesworth / OnAsia.com

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Places of Repose


 Photo: © Jomar Galvez

Photo: © Jomar Galvez

 Photo: © Jomar Galvez

Photo: © J Gerard Seguia

 Photo: © Kale Taylor

Photo: © Jes Aznar

 Photo: © Luis Liwanag

  Photo: © Luis Liwanag


Note: All photos used with permission.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Conectados Manila


Conectados Manila from Emilio Vigara Leyva on Vimeo.

Conectados Manila
Photography Exhibition & Public Video Projection
8 Nov. 2012, 6:30PM
G/F Gallery, Ayala Museum
Makati Ave., cor. De la Rosa St., Makati City

On Novemeber 8, 2012, Ayala Museum, in collaboration with Camara Espanola de Comercia en Filipinas, with the support of the Embajada Espanola and Embajada de Mexico, will present Conectados, a multimedia project participated by artists-photographers from Mexico, Philippines, and Spain.

Conectados will be co-curated by Cesar Caballero, Spanish artist residing in the Philippines, and Kenneth Esguerra, Ayala Museum's Senior Curator and Head of Conservation.

The program will consist of:
  1. An exhibition of photographs by select award-winning photographers from the Philippines, Spain and Mexico, at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum from November 8-25, 2012. This will be formally opened on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 6:30 PM;
  2. A five-night, five-hour simultaneous presentations of multimedia projections focusing on select works of the participating artists in five prime locations such as the sprawling black granite façade of Ayala Museum, the Tower One arch, Makati Stock Exchange wall, The Link, and the Fashion Walk at Greenbelt 5. The multimedia projections will be conducted from November 8-12, from 6:00-11:00 PM.
  3. Special live multimedia performance of the world-renowned Spanish multimedia artist Suso33 during the opening reception on Thursday, November 8. His in-situ action visual performance will highlight the formal opening of the exhibition and launch of CONECTADOS.
Projection Schedule (Nov 8-12, 6to11pm):
  • Ayala Museum
  • The Link
  • Greenbelt Fashion Walk
  • Makati Stock Exchange
  • Tower One
Participating Photographers:

Raena Fe Abella | Ninfa Bito | Frankie Callahan | Rosscapili | Romina Diaz | Carlos Esguerra | Luis Liwanag | Arnel Murillo | Neal Oshima | Emmannuel Santos | Toto Tarrosa | Steve Tirona | Wig Tysmans | Veejay Villafranca | Jaime Zobel de Ayala | Cesar Caballero | Emilio Vigara Leiva | Jose Manuel Navia | Txema Salvans | Nacho Sayas | Alfredo Tobia | Suso 33 | Toto Moris | Luis Arango | Santiago Arau | Cecilia Hurtado | Pablo Lopez

For more details, click here.

RSVP: April Tamayo (02) 757-7117 to 21 local 10


via SilverLens Gallery, Luis Liwanag & Ninfa Bito

Friday, August 31, 2012

100 Most influential photographers of all time

This list has been originally published last 2010 by Professional Photographer UK. But I think it's still worth sharing. Head on to the original post at Professional Photographer UK website.

Coincidentally, invisiblephotographer.asia has published a list of 20 Most Influential Asian Photographers of which Filipino photographer Alex Baluyut was included. 

Alex Baluyut

© Alex Baluyut
One of Philippines’ preeminent names in photojournalism, Alex Baluyut has been included in the list of 20 Most Influential Asian Photographers. He is also a founding faculty member of the Diploma in Photojournalism programme at Ateneo de Manila University.

For a more in depth feature on Alex, please head on to an article titled "The Unanswerable Question of Alex Baluyut" by Cris Sevilla.   photo STICKER_web_zpschwrgl9d.jpg

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

IPA Filipino Photographers Showcase


IPA Filipino Photographers Showcase Exhibition
Date: Saturday, 15th September (Opening) to Friday, 17th November 2012.
Venue: IPA Gallery, 77 South Bridge Road #02-01 Singapore 058707
Admission: Public, Free

P+ (PLUS) is a showcase of young Filipino talent who are showing the world how they see their own country. The exhibition, curated by Tammy David and Carlo Gabuco and produced by Invisible Ph t grapher Asia, features works ranging from street and documentary photography to contemporary photography – all of which show more introspective visions and personal stories from the photographers’ own backyards.

P+ features photographs from Carlo Gabuco, Geloy Concepcion, Geric Cruz, Jake Verzosa, John Javellana, Nana Buxani, Tammy David, Tim Serrano and Veejay Villafranca.

For details, visit IPA website

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Konyak Nagas: Tradition on the Edge


THE KONYAK NAGAS: TRADITION ON THE EDGE
A Photo Exhibition by TENZING PALJOR

3:30 pm, Friday 9 June 2012
UP Baguio Library Multifunction Hall

The Konyak Nagas are one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the North-East India. They are proud, independent and gained notoriety as headhunters, a way of life that was prevalent until the 1940s. The Konyak land is spread over the northern Naga Hills on the Indian frontier bordering Burma where clusters of remote hilltop villages are still ruled by Aungs, hereditary chieftains that hold a king-like status. The Konyaks are the only tribes in the Naga Hills where this unique institution of Aungship is still prevalent today.

The social status of men is identified by tattoos over their faces, chests and arms. The tattoos present a visual narrative attributing the life of a headhunter. The artistry of the Konyak continues beyond the tattoos and can be found in the abstract symbolism and vivid colors surrounding them in their daily life.

The Konyaks isolation from the rest of the world until recently has kept their cultural tradition and identity virtually intact. However, regional unrest, economic pressure and proselytism by Christian missionaries have resulted in the new generation adapting a more globalized culture.

The cultural and oral traditions of Konyak Nagas that have survived for centuries are today passing through grave challenges. The older generation, who still hold on to their heritage and way of life, after passing away, will take with them centuries-old indigenous wisdom. This exhibit portrays the faces of the last of the keepers of the Konyak spirit.


Related Links:

Kapwa 3 International Conference (Main Site)
Kapwa 3 International Conference (Facebook Page)

Faith Above Fate: Photographs by Veejay Villafranca



Faith Above Fate
Photographs by Veejay Villafranca
June 30 - July 20, 2012

The second installment of “Faith Above Fate” photography exhibit by renowned artist Veejay Villafranca opens on June 30, 2012 at 7:00 in the evening at JIV Manila Art Gallery located at 2nd Flr CK Building No. 61 Visayas Ave. Quezon City.

The exhibit will feature selected photographs mounted on light-boxes from Villafranca’s ongoing project focused on religion and Filipino life. The rest of the still images for the collection are projected digitally to give viewers an idea of his four-pronged project covering rituals in Siquijor, the feast of the Black Nazarene, penitence and faith-healing.
Known internationally for photography projects dealing with Filipino culture, Villafranca has shown numerous exhibits around the globe especially after winning the prestigious Ian Parry Art scholarship in London in 2008 and receiving the Crossing Point artist residency program in France in the same year.

“Postmodern and post-colonial, Faith Above Fate crosses the boundaries of time, culture, belief and critical thought. It seizes to see the ‘self’ through the other side of the artists’ lens” is how curator Avie Felix describes Villafranca’s project. The organizer, JIV Manila Art Group (a collective of practicing artists committed to promoting contemporary art), supports notable art initiatives such as Villafranca’s that strive to discover the meaning of life.

For more information about this exhibit of JIV Manila Art Gallery, call 455-4429 or visit www.jivmanilaart.com or the artist’s site at www.veejayvilllafranca.com Faith Above Faith runs until July 20, 2012.

Related:
Villafranca photo exhibit tackles religion
Interview & Photo Essay: Veejay Villafranca - Faith Above Fate 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Call for Submissions: Chobi Mela VII International Festival of Photography 2013


 Fragility:

The sweeping gestures of photography have thrived on extremes. Great things, epic moments, the wretched, the vile, the dispossessed, the celebrated and the trodden, have all found themselves facing the lens. Photography has exalted suffering, celebrated the vain. Quiet moments, reflective spirits, the hesitant step, the furtive glance have rarely made headlines. Perceived as being unworthy of the shutter.

The shutter speed of 125th of a second reserved for momentous slices of time, never slows down enough to listen to the sighs of the silent. Photography therefore is a selective witness. The history it records, a filtered history. It is a filtration different from the dominant narrative of the victor that history has been guilty of. This is more insidious, as it seeps into the very core of our consciousness. I smile for my grandma's camera. The photojournalist waits for my tear to drop. The moments in between go unrecorded. A staccato history of grand gestures and seminal moments fails to record the nuanced lives we all live.

The medium has been digital all along. The black and whites of photography has largely failed to register the grey ambiguities of the human panorama, the binary perceptions that shape photographic vision failing to respond to subtlety. The everydayness of our lives with its tapestry of emotions, too plain to register amongst the dramatic peaks and troughs that photography has been measured by.

It is only through fissure that fragility has registered. It is only on being trampled that the delicate has been lamented. The staunch pillars of photography have rarely let light through the cracks. The frailty of a lost thought, the uncertainty of the first touch are the insignificants that a camera passes by. The fragility of a tortured earth, the slow death of a glacier, the disappearance of the honeybee, too slow a change to register in 125th of a second.

In a gendered world fragility is not macho enough. In a misogynic industry, to pause is to be effeminate. Where sex and violence are the opiates we are fed on, quieter moments do not even make the 'B roll'. A sob too insignificant to register on a megapixel sensor.

We look for those fleeting moments. A gossamer of gentle thoughts billowing in turbulent winds. An unraveling strand of humanity bending against the onslaught of invasive culture. The frail existence of a marginal farmer eking out a living in the shadows of engineered genes. Communities holding out against the rising tide of modernity. Lost languages, vanishing cultures, disappearing forests, all entwined by a vulnerability, familiar to those who resist market forces.

In an economy gasping for breath, in an ecosystem reeling under consumption, waste and the ravages of war, the greed of a few threaten the future of many. We challenge you to push back the tide of unbridled growth and lay your stake to a sustainable universe. It is only by embracing the fragility of this world that you will make it your own.

Deadline: 31 July 2012

For more info, visit: http://chobimela.org

Sunday, June 3, 2012

CUT 2012: New Photography from Southeast Asia: Politics



CURATED BY EVA MCGOVERN
  
Featuring works by
M.R.Adyatama Pranada, Athit Perawongmetha, Ampanee Satoh, Carlo Gabuco, Danny Lim, Green Zeng, Heman Chong, Jim Allen Abel, John Javellana, Liew Teck Leong, Nge Lay, and Zakaria Zainal


VALENTINE WILLIE FINE ART, SINGAPORE
9 June – 1 July 2012  | Opening reception: 8 June, Fri, 7pm to 9pm

CUT 2012 is the latest installment of Valentine Willie Fine Art’s annual exhibition dedicated to contemporary photography in Southeast Asia. Featuring the work of new and emerging photographers across the region, the show focuses on the complexities of contemporary Southeast Asian politics and the relationship between people and State.

The changing faces of Government, that combine different styles of rule such as authoritarianism, democracy, monarchy and military, with desires for economic progress and social control, have instigated numerous unforgettable events across the region. These moments of development and inertia, change and oppression, protest and optimism make for some of the most memorable images in both photojournalism and fine art photography.

For complete details, visit Valentine Willie Fine Art

Friday, June 1, 2012

With Passion & Purpose: Photographs by Rick Rocamora


WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE: Photographs by Rick Rocamora
At the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Opening Reception: 13 June 2012
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala
2/F CCP Hallway Gallery

Artist's Talk:
21 June 2012
Bulwagang Luna (3/F CCP Main Gallery)
3:00 PM  - 5:00 PM

Documentary photographs have been described as “conscious acts of persuasion.” For San Francisco-based photographer Rick Rocamora, this has certainly been the case since taking on the camera in 1985. Before then, he worked in the US pharmaceutical industry in sales and management positions for 18 years. Rocamora, however, has always had a strong sense of activism shaped by Philippine conditions in the 1960s and 1970s. An anti-Marcos activist, he decided to leave for the United States in 1972 and gained a US citizenship in
1975.

Rocamora’s first series of documentary photographs tackled the plight of the Filipino World War II veterans, a concern that led him to eventually make a fulltime commitment to photography more than 25 years ago. Using his gift of persuasion, but this time through images, Rocamora brought attention to the struggle of these unsung war heroes. Titled America’s Second-Class Veterans, the poignant and often disturbing images were instrumental in exposing the abuses and scams that beset the Filipino veterans. Rocamora states that in the process of compiling this series, he “lived the life of a veteran” allowing him to produce pictures that tell the most intimate stories of his subjects. Moreover it has been noted that he portrayed these men with “tenderness and respect…their dignity is undiminished.” He has since taken on various advocacies as evident in the many completed and ongoing series he has pursued in the US, Central America, and the Philippines.

His images from his motherland have been described as “very painful and does not uplift the image of the Philippines … to the outside world.” To this, his response is to underscore the responsibility of a documentary photographer of not hiding “the truth but instead use our work to call attention to issues of our concern or encourage debate.”

During frequent trips to the Philippines, Rocamora would spend most of his days roaming around Metro Manila where poverty was palpable and real. An ongoing series, This is Our Home, is about homeless families who he realized are not transients. He would see them on his return visits in the same place thus establishing friendships. From this he compiled a photo essay on Rodallie S. Mosende: Hope among the homeless of Paterno Street” which influenced a benefactor to grant Mosende a 4-year scholarship starting this school term.

For Rocamora, the exhibition title With Passion and Purpose is an apt statement about his vocation and the advocacies he is committed to. He selected seventy images to represent his other series such as those dealing with the Muslims after 9/11, inmates in city jails, juvenile detention centers and maternity wards. Also first to be presented in public is his series of the 1081 Claimants – headshots of the claimants under the Marcos Martial Law Victims.

The exhibit opens on 13 June, Wednesday at 6 pm at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2/F Hallway Gallery), CCP Main Theater building and will be on view until 12 August 2012. Viewing hours: 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. For more information contact the CCP Visual Arts & Museum Division at 832-3702 or email ccp.vamd@gmail.com.

The exhibit is organized with assistance and support from: Human Wrongs, Philippines, Think Tank photos, GAIA South, Inc. Environmental Consultants, UP Sigma Rho Fraternity, Canon Philippines, and Krispy Kreme.


ABOUT THE ARTIST:

RICK ROCAMORA has won awards for his images and picture stories from Asian American Journalist Association, SF Bay Area Press Photographers Association, New California Media, Media Alliance; he was awarded a California Arts Council Art Fellowship and a Local Bay Area Heroes Award from KQED and Union Bank of California for his work about Filipino WW II Veterans. His work has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and other national and international print and online publications.

His work is widely exhibited in national and international museums and galleries. His work is part of a collection of American arts most recently exhibited at the Court of Saint James in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. His work is included in the traveling exhibition “Points of Entry-A Nation of Strangers,” which was exhibited at the Smithsonian, Center for Photographic Arts, Museum of Photographic Arts, and other venues. His images are part of “Pork and Perks – Corruption and Governance in the Philippines” a National Book Award winner in the Philippines in 1994. “Second-Class Veterans” a film produced by Don Young that profiled Rocamora’s undying efforts to document the day-to-day lives of Filipino veterans was broadcast on PBS stations in 2003 and 2004. His book about Filipino WWII veterans, “America’s Second-Class Veterans” was published in 2009.

He is also working on a project about Muslim-Americans after 9/11, Immigrant entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Overseas Filipinos and “Balikbayan” Journal, a visual diary of his occasional visit to his motherland, the Philippines. His commissioned coffee table book project “Jewels of Rio Tuba” is scheduled for publication before the end of 2012. Several of his images are now part of the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Rocamora co- founded Exposure Gallery in San Francisco with Pulitzer winner Kim Komenich.

Washed Out: A Solo Exhibition of Kiri Dalena



Washed Out, a solo exhibition of artist Kiri Dalena, opens at Finale Art File’s Tall Gallery on June 7, 2012, Thursday, at 6 pm. Running until the 30th of June with an artist talk on June 16 at 5.30 pm, the exhibition presents a video installation which focuses on the effect of typhoon Sendong in Iligan.

The videos in the exhibition consist of documentation taken by Dalena during the aftermath of Sendong. An installation of logs, three of thousands which had been washed out during the typhoon, provides a certain tangible presence of the event within the space.

The exhibition is curated by Clarissa Chikiamco and presented with the support of Canon Philippines. Finale Art File is at Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati Metro Manila. It is open Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am-7 pm, and may be reached at finaleartfileinc@gmail.com or at (632) 813.2310. Visit http://www.finaleartfile.com/.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Angkor Photo Festival 2012 Call for Submissions



The call for submissions to the 8th Angkor Photo Festival  is now open. The festival will take place from 1 and 8 December this year in Seam Reap and will feature selected work from photographers all around the world in a series of exhibitions and outdoor slideshows. There will be no imposed themes. Deadline May 31, 2012. Submit your work now!

Coinciding the Photo Festival is 8th Angkor Photo Workshops. Held annually in the beautiful town of Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Angkor Photo Workshops was created in 2005 and is offered FREE to selected young photography talents from Asia. The week-long professional photography workshop provides participants with firsthand training, invaluable exposure, and a chance to develop their personal photographic style and vision. Over the years, the workshop has highlighted emerging talent from the region, and many previous participants are now pursuing successful photography careers. Application deadline: July 15, 2012.
All applicants will receive a reply by the end of August!

To know more about the workshop, visit Angkor Photo Workshop Blog.

Related links:
Angkor Photo Festival Blog
Angkor Photo Workshop Blog

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nadine Stijns

'Urban eclecticism #02' © Nadine Stijns
'Method to the Madness at Hypermarket' Manila, Philippines © Nadine Stijns
'Luxurious Afterlife' Manila, Philippines 2012 © Nadine Stijns


'Makati Golf Club' Manila, Philippines © Nadine Stijns

Photographer Nadine Stijns graduated in 2001 from the Royal Academy of Visual Arts The Hague, The Netherlands. Ever since she has been working on multidisciplinary collaborations in the field of the applied arts as well as on autonomous projects. From 2009 her work has gotten a more documentary character as a result of an artist-in-residence at The Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing.
Nadine dissects recognizable but extraordinarily strong visual cultural identities she observes both in her own world as well as in other cultures such as in China and the Philippines. She is strongly attracted to the materiality and tactility of objects and the duality of how something is designed and how it functions in everyday life.

Though her starting point is photography, she balances between photography and three dimensional, experimental installations; as well as diving into the material world of textile and objects.

Nadine Stijns worked for a diversity of clients such as TEDx, NOC-NSF, MTV, Items, PRINT magazine, the Dutch Mediafoundation, ID Pure, Subbacultcha!, Dutch Council of Culture and MSLM Magazine. She presented her work at TAG in The Hague and Amsterdam, KOP Breda, Breda Photo, LhGWR, NP3 Groningen, The Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai and the Résidence de la Mode.

The work of Nadine Stijns is represented by LhGWR, The Hague

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Hope and the Dream in Filipino: A photography exhibition (Updated)


The Hope & The Dream in Filipino, Philippine Photography Exhibition in Tokyo Curated by Isa Lorenzo
The Month of Photography Tokyo, Asian Photographers Exhibition, is back to the town again. This year, with the title of "The Hope & The Dream in Filipino - Section I-IV", photos of 12 talented Filipino photographers will be exhibited in 4 galleries in Tokyo.

The Hope & The Dream in Filipino Section I
Veejay Villafranca, Jake Verzosa, & BAHAG
Nikon Salon

The Hope & The Dream in Filipino Section II
Eric Zamuco, Isa Lorenzo, & Poklong Anading
CANON Open Gallery

The Hope & The Dream in Filipino Section III
Wawi Navarroza, Frankie Callaghan, & Geloy Maligaya Concepcion
Ring Cube

The Hope & The Dream in Filipino Section IV
Neal Oshima, Vincent Rufo, & Cheryl Baldicantos
ASEAN-Japan Centre 

"The Hope and the Dream in Filipino" photography exhibition is shown as part of The Month of Photography 2012 in Tokyo on May 23-June 30, 2012. For more info, click here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Magnum Mentorship Singapore

3rd SIPF launches mentorship programme with Magnum Photos

17 Apr 2012, Singapore – The 3rd Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) will partner Magnum Photos to launch Magnum Mentorship Singapore in the upcoming photography biennial this year. The mentorship programme will take place over 3 months (July to October 2012) in a combination of online mentorship from June to September and a five-day intensive in-person workshop during the festival in October.

The Magnum Mentorship Singapore marks the first collaboration between the esteemed photo cooperative and SIPF. It will be an intensive mentorship programme that will guide and spur participants to create a new of work and refine their portfolio, and will be conducted by Magnum photographers Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg and Susan Meiselas.

Said Ms Gwen Lee, Director of SIPF, “There are many self-taught photography professionals in Southeast Asia who are extremely passionate about their craft, and this is an invaluable opportunity for them to receive personal guidance from the master photographers of Magnum in Singapore. There will be an earnest exchange of ideas and a good deal of education, this is possibly the best way to propel their works to the next level.”

SIPF together with Magnum Photos conceptualised the mentorship programme with an aim to elevate the standard of Southeast Asian professional photography, as well as to broaden the perspective of professional photographers beyond this region. This is also Magnum’s rare foray into Asia.

Says Ms Fiona Rogers, Cultural & Education Manager of Magnum Photos, “We are happy to have found a like-minded team in SIPF, who are passionate about all aspects of photography. We hope that Magnum’s participation in this programme will contribute to the broadening of perspectives of professional photographers in Asia, that we will mutually attain higher levels in photography, and finally a deeper appreciation of photography by the public.”

The Magnum Mentorship Singapore differs from the usual professional workshops in terms of the scale of work and commitment made by the participants and mentors. A duration of 3 months and 5 days encourage greater dialogue and professional development for photographers, and advice from master photographers pertaining to their works and career is something that will greatly benefit them. Hence, the programme is recommended for photography professionals who are in the process of developing their practice and wish to create a stronger body of work.

Photographers who wish to participate in Magnum Mentorship Singapore will need to submit a portfolio of 20 works and their details to SIPF online. The instructors will select participants based on their portfolio. Participants can state the Magnum photographer of their choice to receive tutelage under. Please refer to Editor’s Notes for more details on the workshop, how to participate and Magnum photographers’ bio.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Gwen Lee Office: +65 6339 8655 Mobile: +65 9184 5438 gwen@sipf.sg, or visit their website.

Thanks for the heads-up, Hester Keijser

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Medium of Photography Among Asian Artists

The Medium of Photography Among Asian Artists
A review of Asian Art by Rosscapili

Saturday March 31,2012
3pm-6pm Ground Floor Lobby
Ayala Museum

Lecture is FREE with purchase of museum admission.
P150 adults, P75 for students.
Call 7577117 local 35 or email education@ayalamuseum.org for more details

Rosscapili Studied Fine Arts in PWU in 1981. To date he has mounted more than 30 solo exhibitions with over 55 awards and distinctions. A Juror’s Choice in the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards (1994) ; Pamana ng Lahi Award in San Francisco USA (2001) ; PATA Gold in Hyderabad India (2008) ; Ani ng Dangal Presidential Award (2009) ; ECCA Abstract Painting Winner (2009) ; Executive Council of the NCCA - Committee on Visual Arts 2007-2010 and Chairman of the 25th and 26th AIAE -Federation of Asian Artists (2010-2012).
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