Appreciating Art Lecture Series: Photography in Asia

Speaking of photography in Asia

Last night, I attended the fourth of a series of five lectures at the Singapore Art Museum at 8Q*, “Photography in Asia.” This absolutely brilliant 90-minute lecture by multidisciplinary artist, Gilles Massot, presented an overview of the history of photography in Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia.

He told the audience repeatedly that “no comprehensive book has been written yet” on the collected history of South, East, and Southeast Asian photography. After the talk, I told him to do so ASAP

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Mr. Massot showed over 130 slides. There were so many photographs and artists I found incredibly inspiring. Here are three:

* A post about the second lecture of this series, “Southeast Asian Contemporary Painting” here.

(Additional credits: Top: Via Zenfolio. Lang Jingshan, Repose, 1930s. Gelatin silver print; Middle: Via Fisher Fine Arts Library Image Collection. Koishi Kiyoshi, Drunken Dream Fatigue, 1936. Gelatin silver print; Bottom: Via Rama IX Art Museum. Chitt Chongmankhong, When the Storm Comes, 1960. Gelatin silver print.)

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