Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nikon Centre - Talking Photography : 2-3 JAN 2010

Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

Program of Events on 2 & 3 January 2010

 Sat, 2 January 2010

1.30pm:  Opening remarks, introduction of the Nikon Centre and welcome note by David Ng
1.45pm: Getting to know the Nikon Centre (Open discussion)

             Introduction to the theme for photo contest 'A Celebration of Colours, Culture & Heritage with Nikon'


2.15pm: Talking Photography – 'As I Read It'.

            Speaker: Alex Moh


In this session, Alex will share his experiences from the time he started photography as a hobby, to his working experiences with photographers in curating exhibitions and his thoughts for emerging photographers who want aesthetic directions in their work. This talk is ideal for emerging photographers who wants some directions in their journeys and with their works.

3.30pm onwards:  Nikon Walk About - 
'A Celebration of Colours, Culture & Heritage with Nikon'



Sun, 3 January 2010

1.30pm:  Opening remarks, introduction of the Nikon Centre and welcome note by David Ng
1.45pm: Getting to know the Nikon Centre (Open discussion)

             Introduction to the theme for photo contest 'A Celebration of Colours, Culture & Heritage with Nikon'


2.15pm: Talking Photography - What Makes A Good Picture?


Members of the panel will review selected images from the participants and share their thoughts on the reading of the images. It is a model platform for participants to have their works revealed and seek opinions on their strengths. Forum members are Kelvin Chan, Nikt Wong, Azrul Abdullah and Alex Moh.

(Interested participants are required to forward at least three and not more than five images in Jpeg, each with a file size of 500KB. The images can be a series, related in a theme, subject, or can be in a form a single image.)
3.30pm onwards: Nikon Walk About - 'A Celebration of Colours, Culture & Heritage with Nikon'



About our Guests Speakers


Kelvin Chan is a Director for an international advertising studio and he travels extensively to photograph landscapes and subjects of interest to him and for his stock images. He is a columnist for Advance Images, a local photography magazine. He speaks regularly at invited talks on his travel photographs and his travel photos have been featured in the Malaysian edition of Marie Clair. He is also a contributing photographer for Faces magazine and has conducted numerous photography workshops for Nikon Malaysia.


Nikt Wong is an internationally published photographer. His experience spans from social documentary and travel, to food and personalities. Some notable brands he has worked with are Berlitz, Insight Guides, Discovery Channel, ESPN, MPH, Action Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society and Khazanah. Being both a writer and photographer, Nikt has traveled extensively throughout the region and has conducted various talks and workshops on documentary photography. He recently won first prize in the KL Photo Awards 2009, for contemporary portraiture.


 Azrul Kevin Abdullah is a photographer based out in Kuala Lumpur and has been involved with a multitude of related industries including agency design/copy and was a member of the Malaysian Press before returning to his passion in photography. He has served clients ranging from architects to publishers in Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Australia and the USA.


Azrul has served as a speaker on digital photography for Apple Malaysia and has held various exhibitions in his favourite medium; traditional black and white. His work has appeared in various publications including Off The Edge, The Sun, Architecture Malaysia, Design and Architecture Asia, PlanB, Cubes, InDesign(Australia), Habitus (Australia), Concepts by Hoctief (Germany) and Harper's Bazaar. He has served as a judge for numerous photography competitions. Azrul was also the Official Studio Photographer for MIFA KL Fashion Week 2008.


Azrul was recently a resident judge for reality TV show, Ford Models Supermodel of the World (Malaysia) 2009 with model Amber Chia and a guest judge on Double Exposure. He currently runs a studio in KL. 


Alex Moh is a photographer, curator, critic, researcher, teacher and project coordinator for numerous photography projects at national and international arena since 2002. From 1997 to 1999, he was the President of the Photographic Society of Petaling Jaya (PSPJ). He is actively involved in the IPRN (International Photography Research Network), the Goethe Institute, Asia Europe Foundation, Singapore International Photography Festival, Month of Photography in Japan and other international photography institutions. He has jointly written several publications and was a Guest Curator for photography with the National Art Gallery Malaysia. To date he has participated and organised  exhibitions at venues ranging from the National Art Gallery Malaysia to private galleries, commercial exhibition centres, festivals, in Malaysia and abroad. He is currently the Manager at Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur.



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