PARTICIPATING MENTEES >

Fitri Jalil (b. 1989, Kuala Lumpur) explores social, cultural and religious issues in his personal photography. He photographs to archive personal histories and allow others to reconnect with their past. His current series seeks to (re)define worship and houses, explores hope and privacy, and recognises the constant presence of the sacred.
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George Wong (b. 1979, Segamat, Johor) currently works in Singapore. He is a self-taught photographer, with a keen interest in documentary and street photography. His work questions his own memories of home. Being away from home for so long, his memories of his childhood home have become hazy and myopic.
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Hanlim Yee (b. 1989, Kuala Lumpur) currently works as a digital marketer. His current series explores the break areas of everyday workers. The 6th or 7th floor of the building in which he works is where white and blue collared workers go to take their breaks, gossip and catch up. As a non-smoking observer, he notices a sense of isolation as he follows his colleagues for cigarette breaks on these floors.
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Harriet van Eldik - ten Hoopen (b. 1964, The Netherlands) is currently based in Kuala Lumpur and has participated in several photography projects. As a photographer, she is fascinated by the discovery of lights, structures and patterns. Harriet explores the KLCC park after dark, where she is most interested in the shadow cast by the light, and the changing feelings and expectations of the night.
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Irene Yap Hui Sun (b. 1983, Kuala Lumpur) currently works as an event photographer and videographer. Her photography works explore personal subjects and sometimes accidental randomness. Languages are her fetish, and she has been working on her long term project on dyslexia in Malaysia.
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Johnny Wong (b. 1965, Kuala Lumpur) is a freelance wedding, event and sports photographer based in Kuala Lumpur. His photography centres on people and activities. Most recently, his focus has shifted towards landscape photography.
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Lim Paik Yin (b. 1980, Petaling Jaya, Selangor) is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, performance art and spoken words. She currently writes on photography for Frame Zero media after five years as a photo researcher at Corbis and Click Photos Malaysia. Her photography works have been exhibited in Southeast Asia, Spain and India.
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Scott Chung (b. 1977, Ipoh, Perak) currently works as an SAP consultant. He relieves the stress of corporate life through photography. His interest began with street photography. He is currently exploring the emptiness and loneliness of the city where he lives.



MENTORS >

Ashraf Saharudin is a photography instructor at the International Islamic University, Malaysia. He developed various teaching methods for photography enthusiasts to further their careers in photography. Ashraf launched a photography studio in 2010, and continues pushing the boundaries of his photography career through personal projects. Ashraf is the Executive Editor for FotoGrafika, a bi-monthly photography magazine based in Malaysia.
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Cheryl Hoffmann is a freelance photographer living in Southeast Asia, with an interest in Asian vernacular culture. Her most recent exhibition was Gerak Geri at RUANG by Think City in March 2017; showcasing ritualistic dance through a series of photographic installations in black and white. Her work on Datuk Kong worship is part of George Town Festival 2017.
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Eiffel Chong graduated with an MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London and is currently a photography lecturer at an art institution in Malaysia. He produces photographic series about the history and mythology of his surroundings, through conceptual lenses. Eiffel has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including CUT2010: New Photography from Southeast Asia — Parallel Universe, which toured Southeast Asia.
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Jeffrey Lim comes from a background in communication design. His work explores a form of photography, urban surveying, and social/ mapping projects. His works notably include Kanta, an ongoing project where he builds cameras from salvaged and waste materials that would subsequently produce a collection of photographic studies
of portraitures.
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Kenny Loh is a professional photographer based in Kuala Lumpur. Beyond practising commercially, his photographic documentation brings to light honest Malaysian grassroots stories. He published Born In Malaysia in 2013, and exhibited his photography in accompanying exhibitions. Kenny is involved in the education of children, especially with Orang Asli communities in the documentation of their own lives.
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Snow Ng is co-founder and co-director of OUR ArtProjects; an art consultancy and project platform founded in 2013. Snow has managed and assisted in some of the most important projects and exhibitions locally and regionally, including Yee I-Lann: Boogeyman, Kuala Lumpur, Adelaide, Taipei (2010/2011); and UNPACK-REPACK: Archiving & Staging Ismail Hashim (1940–2013), Kuala Lumpur (2015).

 
 
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