Window to the World ~ Conservatory, Chiswick Park, 2018
2018 has been an eventful one for me. We launched Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2018 in February, celebrating the 10th installment which saw some amazing entries. A milestone achievement, which I’d like to thank all our sponsors, partners and the KLPA team.
In May, we gathered again at the KL Journal hotel for Photosymposium Asia, the second event discussing Photography and Social Change. The event had a small turnout but was intensive and our speakers gave insightful presentations followed by a popular open tabletop portfolio display.
The next weekend in May, I had another intensive weekend spent with the international jurors for the KLPA judging, followed by a long weekend stay in the beautiful city of Auckland, attending the Auckland Festival of Photography!
In July, I had the opportunity to visit Cortona On The Move Festival in Tuscany and saw some brilliant exhibitions and of course, sampled the wonderful Italian cuisine. End August was spent in Kobe at Mt.Rokko International Photo Festival, where I reviewed portfolios and ran a portraiture workshop. This was followed in September with the setting up of the KLPA finalists exhibition and hosted awards presentation at the Whitebox Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.
Later in December, I was back in KL again to host the Two Mountains Photography Project 3.0 at the ILHAM Gallery. The opening reception was a great success and the Malaysian artists involved appeared on radio and television broadcasts. In December, the finalists’ images of KLPA2018 traveled to Medellin, Colombia for a 4-week exhibition at the MUUA Museum, University of Antioquia, and will travel to the Centro Cultural Facultad de Artes in March 2019.
I take this opportunity to wish all my friends and followers, supporters and fellow photographers a very Happy New Year and I hope to meet some of you at the KLPA events and festivals. ~ Steven
Wishing everyone a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
With a little over a week till Christmas, and soon 2016 comes to an end, I look forward to another awesome year ahead to new projects, new friends and more personal photography projects.
Coming straight up, in February – KLPA2017 will be launched with a brand new and exciting theme. In May, we will hosting the first ever Photography Symposium Asia in Kuala Lumpur, promising a great line up of presenters and focusing on Education and Opportunities.
2017, also sees the second phase of the Two Mountains Photo Project taking shape. Six photographers from Japan and Malaysia have been commissioned to photograph stories surrounding the mythology, socio dynamics and natural aspects of Mount Fuji and Mount Kinabalu.
KL-Ga was also launched this year and we continue with this photoblog for 2017. We have already seen some great single images and stories about the city, as we take on new photographers.
In the pipeline also – is a personal project centred around the printed image and more details will follow.
KLPA is an annual portrait photography competition, now in its 4th consecutive year. Open to all levels of international photographers in 3 categories- Portraits, The Photo-Essay, Open.
Top finalists and winners will be selected by a jury of 5 judges from the arts and photography industry. Top cash prize of USD$3,000. Pacsafe products and a specially commissioned trophy will be awarded to first and second winners from each category.
Submissions open 1 to 31 March 2012. Closes 31 March 2012.
Special sponsor Select Awards prizes from Pacsafe, Anti-Slavery International and FotoVisura.com.
KLPA 2012 will culminate in an Awards Evening in Kuala Lumpur in June where all the main prize winners will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony. A public exhibition will run in conjunction.
Please visit the main website to register your participation and to receive notifications.
KLPA is supported by Time Out Kuala Lumpur & MAP KL and is organised by explorenation.net and KL Photoawards Malaysia.