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Great Photography Magazine

If you love documentary photography, read chinese, then you should take a look at Lens.

《Lens杂志》(原名《LENS.视觉》或《财经.视觉》)杂志隶属财讯传媒,是一本深度关注社会、文化、历史和生活方式的影像新闻杂志。自2005年1月创办以来,以图文结合的叙述方式,关注不断变化的现实和永恒不变的人性,每一期都在努力成为您身边最具阅读价值的出版物。

http://www.lensmagazine.com.cn/

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Both Side, Now

A very interesting community engagement project called “Both Sides, Now” touched on the sensitive topic of death; what it means to live well and leave well.

One of the highlight of the engagement is a participatory performance called the “Last Dance”.

Last Dance takes the form of a gathering 100 days after a man’s passing, where his wife and son ask questions about death, life and memory, and try to seek closure in the process. Through dance, shared stories and open conversations, Both Sides, Now aims to bring the community closer to understanding the plans we need to make, and the legacies we want to leave behind.

Beside the performance, a group of Chong Pang’s very own elderly has spent the past year exploring the idea of personal legacy, through art making workshops by four artists Alecia Neo, Han Xuemei, Jasmine Ng and Shirley Soh. The resulting artworks, through which the elderly share their thoughts about living and dying, will be exhibited around the neighbourhood.

Both Sides, Now is presented by Lien Foundation, Ang Chin Moh Foundation, Drama Box and ArtsWok Collaborative, in collaboration with Yishun Health and Montfort Care Goodlife.

Unfortunately, by the time you read my post, the exhibition will be over by then but do head to their website to find out more about Both Sides, Now and their future programme.

http://www.bothsidesnow.sg/

Presenting “Fallout” in Singapore

今天去了沈绮颖的"余波"分享会,很高兴新加坡也有这么杰出的摄影师。她的"北京地下的蜗居世界"和"中国矽肺矿工的勇气与爱"之前我就在杂志和网上看过了,只是没有想沈绮颖竟然是个新加坡人。

绮颖让我想起了柴静! 俩个格子都不高大的女子却都很有勇气的做纪实采访和摄影的工作。柴静刚进中央电视台当主持人时被骂别当了主持人,就不是人了(这里说的是从人的角度和真相去看事物)。这和绮颖在分享会说了你得先是个人才是摄影师的道理是有点一样的。人往往以不同的身份进行着不同的决定,但我们有没有不时的停下脚步(以人的本性)看看我们所做的决定呢?

P.s one of her family history project "One Day We'll Understand" will be on exhibition at the Esplanade Singapore's Jendela Gallery until 1st April 18

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Kiss The Rain

一首我最喜欢的曲子,kiss the rain 是夏日香氣裡的靈魂背景音樂。
每當我聽到這首曲子… 心中就會湧起許多的情緒。很美的音樂… 不是嗎?
聽說.. 作曲者Yiruma在寫這首曲子時… 那是一個滿天星空的夜晚..
忽然的一場雨…讓他心中有感而發的譜出這樣一首充滿情感的曲子…

The Arrival – Shuan Tan

Shuan Tan is an outstanding multi-award winning artist and writer from Australia. His works are remarkable for their dream-like surreal character and the sharp style of his illustration. The stories operate on multiple levels of meaning and although they are directed at a variety of ages, I’d say they’re closer to adult fables than to children’s stories. Through the characters in his stories and the symbolism of his drawings, Shaun Tan pursues questions of meaning of life and creates airs of both depression and happiness.

The Arrival is one of his major work, a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that might seem to come from a long forgotten time. A man leaves his wife and child in an impoverished town, seeking better prospects in an unknown country on the other side of a vast ocean. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. With nothing more than a suitcase and a handful of currency, the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of gainful employment. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own unspoken history: stories of struggle and survival in a world of incomprehensible violence, upheaval and hope.

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Sebastiao Salgado “Genesis” exhibition in Singapore

One of the most important photographer of the 21st century. Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes in recognition of his accomplishments. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. He was also awarded The Royal Photographic Society‘s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 1993. The exhibition will run until 31 August 2014 at the National Museum of Singapore.

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