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AFTERNOON SESSIONS [Back to Analog: Photobooks!] @ The Brothers
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm

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2.00pm / Back to Analog: Photobooks!

An afternoon filled with paper and photography! Join us as photographers present their photobooks, including the launch of new books. In the presence of Aun Raza, Marylise Vigneau, Ingetje Tadros, Omar Havana & Katrin Koenning.

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS [‘Warm Waters’ by Vlad Sokhin] @ The Brothers
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm

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2.00pm / ‘Warm Waters’  by Vlad Sokhin 

Well known for his extensive coverage on climate change, Vlad Sokhin shares with us his firsthand account of communities battling climate change as an everyday reality. Followed by Artist Q&A.


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AFTERNOON SESSIONS [An Insider’s Look at Photo Awards] @ The Brothers
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm

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2.00pm / An Insider’s Look at Photo Awards 

What is the significance of photography awards in a photographer’s career? Join us for a casual discussion with Scott Gray CEO and founder of World Photography Organisation and Laurens Korteweg Director of Exhibitions and Education, World Press Photo as they talk about the role of contests and awards as well as current issues facing photography awards and contests and trends in submissions from Asia.  

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS [‘Development of Smartphone Photography’ by Nubia Foundation] [Patrick Chauvel] @ The Brothers
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

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‘Development of Smartphone Photography’ by Nubia Foundation

Presentation of work by Patrick Chauvel 

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS [‘The End of Mirage’ by Zalmai] [Magnum Foundation] @ The Brothers
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

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2.00pm / ‘The End of Mirage’

Afghan-Swiss photographer Zalmai speaks about his experiences photographing the refugee crisis in Europe.

Photographer Zalmaï is an Afghan political refugee, exiled to Switzerland. When he talks about his work, it is closely linked to his own experiences.

“I was 15, I didn’t know the word ‘refugee’. I didn’t know what a border was. I had hardly ever left Kabul and my sheltered life there. The first time I was away from home without my parents was this harrowing journey across the mountains. On the path, we stuck together, creating ties with others, as if to create some sort of surrogate family”. Because, “the worst nightmare, would be to find yourself alone. When these people find someone along the way who speaks their language, they are overjoyed!”

While getting to know each other, Zalmaï translated the words of Armin who is from Kashan, Iran. Armin has been in Switzerland for seven months and is talking about the boat destined for Greece and the terrifying journey that he overcame thanks to the protection of his older brother. “That’s just like me”, Zalmai says, troubled. “The difference is that, in the 80s, Afghan refugees were heroes, welcomed with open arms.”

2.00pm / Magnum Foundation 

Join Alexis Lambrou, programme coordinator of Magnum Foundation for a special presentation about the organisation and its What Works project.

partner-squares-48While many of the projects we support through Magnum Foundation’s programming arise from the journalistic instinct to expose and interrogate social injustices, we believe that rigorous explorations of positive responses to social problems are equally essential. In this current climate of increased sectarian conflict and rampant xenophobia, it is imperative to point to instances of people coming together. Critical perspectives on what works locally, in communities around the world, offer points of access for tackling issues of global relevance.

The Magnum Foundation What Works project brings together nine photographers from Iran, Ukraine, Slovenia, Syria, India, Ecuador, China, and the Philippines to explore tolerance through rigorous and creative visual narratives. Collectively, the projects address bridge-building amongst groups that might otherwise be in conflict.

What Works is a collective project created by members of Magnum Foundation’s network of regional photographers who have received training through our Photography and Human Rights Program.

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS [Ruom Hangout] @ The Brothers
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm

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2.oopm / RUOM Hangout

RUOM is a collective of journalists specializing in social reportage throughout Asia. Exploring different forms of collective storytelling, Ruom’s members have been working on several long-term projects that have been published globally. Ruom Hangout is a chance for us to share our work, and for those attending the meet to share theirs. Together we can exchange ideas, give feedback, and ask each other questions about the work presented, much like we do in the collective. For Ruom, it has always been helpful to hear the ideas of our colleagues and collectively discuss together, and we are excited to open this up to a larger forum.


  • Sandra Hoyn will show her project “Jenny’s soul” – about the unusual relationship between a man and his silicone doll
  • Yan Cong will talk about her long term project about Cambodian brides trafficked to China
  • Gareth Bright will showcase his work from nearly 3 years exploring the Mekong from Sea to Source. He will discuss the importance of taking risks to start projects, and why long-term photo series are an important shift away from traditional hard news photography.
  • Nicolas Axelrod (RUOM) is presenting images from his last year living in Thailand, he will discuss the need to shoot personal projects and the importance of photography as a craft.
  • Thomas Cristofoletti (RUOM) will talk about his ongoing project about unconventional religious practices.
  • Jes Aznar will present his curation of Filipino photographers’ work on Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs, which has claimed thousands of lives since he took office. With images from Raffy Lerma, Hannah Reyes Morales, Linus Escandor, Ezra Acayan, Czar Dancel, Dondi Tawatao, Alyx Arumpac, Alecs Ongcal, Jay Ganzon, Dante Dionisia, Vincent Go and Carlo Gabuco


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AFTERNOON SESSIONS [Back to the Future: Multimedia Showcase] @ The Brothers
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm

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2.oopm / Back to the Future: Multimedia Showcase

Is this the future of photography? Join us for an afternoon of incredible multimedia projects, including From Stills to Motion: VII Films presented by Sim Chi Yin, projects from #Dysturb and Roger Ballen’s multimedia work.

(A huge thanks to the Singapore International Foundation for its support of Sim Chi Yin at our 12th Edition!)
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