The long awaited exhibition that is organised by Clubsnap, Offstone & Fotografer.net is finally here!!!!!
“For the first time in the world, 36 photographers and enthusiasts representing three online photo forums [Fotografer.net, ClubSNAP and Offstone] from two different countries [Indonesia and Singapore] have come offline for a photo-hunting event,” states Eddie Ng, initiator and organizer of the event. “Not even the popular Photo.net or Pbase.com has done something similar.” Quoted Eddie Ng, organiser of the event in May 04.
What is also unique is that the event was entirely grassroot driven and not aligned to any “official” cultural agencies from the two countries. In the womb of the web, bureaucracy was bridged. At Yogyakarta, friendships were made. Photo history, in this sense, mirrors Javanese history on this thin and fertile strip of land where different religions and cultures have mingled and learnt from one another.
On 6 to 20 October 2004, this photo history is coming to The Photographer’s Gallery (TPG), MITA Building, 140 Hill Street, #01-02, Singapore, in an exhibition titled “Crossing Bridges: A Visual Journey through Central Java by Singapore and Indonesia Photographic Communities”. Renowned architecture photographer Mr. Albert Lim, epSITE manager Mr. Tan Haur and PHOTOi editor Mr. John Cosgrove have helped out as curators in selecting the images for the 26 participating photographers.
NIKON is the co-sponsor for the exhibition. The prestigious brand has always been keen to celebrate the “entrepreneurial” spirit of photographers. Sensing the poignancy of this historic event, NIKON Singapore has backed the group up emphatically.
“The full potential of the Nikon brand will be revealed when our vision enables us not only to meet photographers’ expectations, but to inspire them to realize their dreams as well,” explains Mr. Jeffrey Low, GM of Nikon Singapore.
“‘Crossing Bridges’ has truly brought out the essence of imaging and we at Nikon are proud to be ‘At the Heart’ of it.” Mr. Jeffrey adds, referring to the group’s brand statement of “At the Heart of the Image”.
Incidentally, about 80 percent of the participating photographers shooting on D-SLR format are NIKON users.
epSITE – EPSON Imaging Gallery – is sponsoring the printing of the exhibition. All images are printed using EPSON’s latest range of professional graphic printers.
The photos on display takes full advantage of the powerful output that EPSON’s professional graphic printers can produce and through this process, epSITE is able to illustrate the synergy between technology and art.
“This exhibition is in line with epSITE’s philosophy of bringing the knowledge of digital workflow and high quality photo printing technology to the masses,” says Mr. Tan Haur. “I needed very little convincing to sponsor the exhibition when I saw the pictures, which are of a very high standard.”
Last but not least, Indocafe and Beaver's Pub is the F&B sponsor for the opening reception and a strong enough reason to be at TPG on 9 October. The opening event will be strictly by invitation only.
The photographers exhibiting are (not in ocder of Merits):
Aryono Huboyo Djati
Bryan Lim (Binbeto)
Danielle Wong (Danielle)
Eddie Ng (EdNg)
Jack Tan Cze Yang (Czeyang)
Jason Lim (Jasphotography)
Jeffrey Yap (jcryan55)
Larry Loh (Larry)
May Hsi (Ullyss)
Sebastian Song (Sebastian)
Willy Foo (Willyfoo)