10 October 2012, Singapore – From today till 6 January 2013, view the largest Magnum photography showcased within a venue in Singapore at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands. 143 photos from renown Magnum photographers, Stuart Franklin, Mark Power and Jacob Aue Sobol will bring you through an icy journey in Europe, tracing the moments after the death of Pope John Paul II and stepping into an intimate pictorial journal of people in Tokyo. Outside In: A Magnum Photo Showcase will also mark the 65th anniversary of Magnum Photos.
From now till 25 November 2012, 3rd Singapore International Photography Festival‘s (SIPF) Open Call showcase will be exhibiting alongside with Outside In: A Magnum Photo Showcase at ArtScience Musuem as one of the six venues for the festival. Open Call showcase will feature works from Singapore’s Sean Lee, Zakaria Zainal and 18 other international photographers. Be inspired by Dale Yudelman, an award winning photographer from South Africa, showcasing his work based on shots from his cell-phone entitled ‘Life Under Democracy’.
Born in Britain in 1956, Franklin was a student of photography and film at West Surrey College of Art and Design. He also studied geography at the University of Oxford. During the 1980s, he worked as a correspondent for Sygma Agence Presse in Paris before joining Magnum Photos in 1985.
Franklin’s coverage of the Sahel famine from 1984 to 1985 won him acclaim, but he is best known for his photograph of a man defying a tank in Tiananmen Square, China, in 1989. This which won him a World Press Photo Award. Since 1990, Franklin has completed over twenty assignments for National Geographic. Since 2004 he has focused on long-term projects concerned primarily with man and the environment.
Power became a photographer in 1983, and worked in the editorial and charity markets for nearly ten years, before he began teaching in 1992. This move coincided with a shift towards long-term, self-initiated projects, which now sit comfortably alongside a number of large-scale commissions in the industrial sector.
Power’s work is perhaps best known for his large format, conceptual approach to both self-initiated personal projects as well as his commissions. Power’s work has been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the world and he has published five books: The Shipping Forecast (1996), Superstructure (2000), The Treasury Project (2002), 26 Different Endings (2007) and The Sound of Two Songs (2010). He is currently a Professor of Photography at the University of Brighton.
Jacob Aue Sobol
Sobol was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1976. He was admitted to Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography in 1998. There he developed a unique, expressive style of black-and-white photography, which he has since refined and further developed.
He moved to Tokyo in the Spring of 2006, living there 18 months before returning to Denmark in August 2008. During his two years in Japan, Sobol created the images from his recent book I, Tokyo. The book was awarded the Leica European Publishers Award 2008 and published by Actes Sud (France), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Edition Braus (Germany), Lunwerg Editores (Spain) and Peliti Associati (Italy). Aue Sobol was announced as Magnum’s most recent Member photographer at the Annual General Meeting in July 2012.
Tickets can be purchased on the ArtScience Museum website www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum and all Marina Bay Sands box offices.
Operating hours: 10am to 10pm daily, including weekends and public holidays. Last entry into ArtScience Museum is at 9pm.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in complementary programs where principles of photography is explained and explored.
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