Following a hiatus in 2014, we are resuming our programme’s Guest Curator Showcase. This year, we invited Kevin WY Lee, founder of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), to curate a selection of work to be screened at a special showcase during the festival.
In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), a well followed platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Kevin participates in photography across the region as a practitioner, curator, producer and editor.
He has curated, nominated and juried for various festivals and programs, including the Angkor Photo Festival, Prix Pictet Award, PhotoQuai Biennale Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, Singapore Creative Circle Awards, and Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards.
IPA Hong Kong & Taiwan Showcase
When we talk about photography from East Asia, China and Japan usually dominates conversations and we are exposed too much from these two territories. The invitation by Angkor Photo Festival to curate an evening of slideshows is an opportunity I hope to take to introduce great photography and photographers from Taiwan and Hong Kong to the young Southeast Asian audiences at the festival.
This showcase, featuring 18 photographers of varying experience, age and motivations, is more of an introductory overview than a comprehensive survey. Logos and symbols from each photographer’s time and place (and proximity to China in every sense of the word) are visible and manifest themselves in various discourses on identity and existentialism.
– Kevin WY Lee (2015)