World Press Photo exhibition returns to Singapore at the National Museum

SECOND PRIZE NATURE CATEGORY, SINGLES, WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2015. A group of young Samburu warriors encounter a rhino for the first time in their lives.
SECOND PRIZE NATURE CATEGORY, SINGLES, WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2015. A group of young Samburu warriors encounter a rhino for the first time in their lives.PHOTO: AMI VITALE, USA

Provocative images that sear your mind, heart-breaking photos of grief and pain - these award-winning images taken by press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers capture poignant moments of significant events of 2014. 

Hailed as the Oscars of photo-journalism, The Straits Times will present the 58th annual World Press Photo exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore from Jan 29 to Feb  21, 2016. 

Catch this international showcase of 145 prize-winning pictures, which has toured more than 100 cities in over 45 countries. 

As part of the exhibition, there will be panel discussion and talks by these award-winning photographers. Note that the talks by Desmond Lim and Alphonsus Chern on Saturday (Feb 6) has been rescheduled to Sunday (Feb 14) at 1pm.

TALKS

Date: Sunday, February 14
Time: 11am
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre

Behind the scenes of disaster reportage by Kevin Lim, ST Photojournalist

Kevin Lim shares his experience in overseas assignments covering the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines and also the Air Asia Flight 8501 that crashed into the Java Sea.

Evolution of newspaper photographers by Neo Xiaobin, ST Photojournalist

Beyond the traditional role of an image maker, photographers are increasingly expected to juggle multiple roles as a photographer, videographer, and journalist catering to the different platforms of print and online media. Neo Xiaobin discusses some of the challenges and managing expectations on the ground.

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Date: Sunday, February 14
Time: 1pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre

Shooting Singapore: Telling stories about our community by Desmond Lim, ST Photojournalist

Nothing interesting to photograph in Singapore? Good photojournalism does not always have to entail travels to exotic locales. Desmond Lim believes that good stories can be found in our own backyard and shares about finding them in the seemingly mundane.

Sea, Air, and Land: photographing the SAF's elite by Alphonsus Chern, ST Photojournalist

Alphonsus Chern talks about his time photographing some of the most challenging training in the Singapore Armed Forces such as the airborne and combat diver courses, as well as the Black Knights aerobatic team as they were preparing for the jubilee display last year.

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Photojournalism: New era, new forms, new ethics?
Date: Friday, Jan 29
Time: 7pm 
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre

Are ethics of photojournalism in a state of flux with blurring lines between art and reportage? And should ethical conventions evolve with the advent of new media? Award-winning photographers Pete Muller, Sarker Protick and Sim Chi Yin discuss these questions and share their views on the present and future state of ethics in visual journalism.

Panellists: Sim Chi Yin, Sarker Protick,  Peter Muller
Moderated by Desmond Lim, Photojournalist, The Straits Times

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Ground Up: Telling stories from the grassroots by Sim Chi Yin
Date: Saturday, Jan 30
Time: 10am
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Level 3, Activity Room

Join Sim Chi Yin, a documentary author based in China, for a morning of photos and discussion of her work documenting society from the grassroots. From petitioners sleeping rough and migrants living in Beijing’s basements, to gold miners waiting for death in the remote mountains, Chi Yin has found ways to access communities on the fringe and then worked in an intimate, close-up way to tell their stories.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in photography, documentary story-telling, and China and contemporary global issues. 

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Men, Masculinity and Violence. A case study in eastern Congo by Pete Muller
Date: Saturday, Jan 30
Time: 12pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Level 3, Activity Room

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Approach & Engagement by Sarker Protick
Date: Saturday, Jan 30
Time: 2pm 
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Level 3, Activity Room

This lecture focuses on different aspects of story-telling, primarily one with long-term engagement. The workshop will use the example of contemporary photographic practice in Bangladesh, and using the tool of documentary photography will look at how different approaches can be used for such self-perused/self funded stories, which may deal with social, environmental and personal issues. 

Who should attend: Participants can be of any age but must have a serious interest or commitment to photography. Those who are interested in long-term documentary photography projects and want to work on social, political, environmental issues or for a personal journey, should sign up.

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GUIDED TOURS

Every Saturday and Sunday, from Jan 30 till Feb 21
Time: 11am and 2pm (maximum of 20 per group)

Please note that the above sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.