Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Event: Talk by student photographers Nurfasihah Binti Abdullah and Nur Shafiqah Binte Md Abu Bakar on Pulau Ubin

Select Books is pleased to invite you to a talk by two student photographers, Nurfasihah Binti Abdullah and Nur Shafiqah Binte Md Abu Bakar, on their photography project and exhibition at Select Books, titled Pulau Ubin: The Last Kampung - A photoessay by Nurfasihah and Nur Shafiqah.

At the talk, Nurfasihah and Nur Shafiqah will share their reflections about why an island like Pulau Ubin is a treasure for our national and natural heritage, and why the unique way of life on the island needs to be preserved despite rapid modernization.

Nurfasihah Binti Abdullah, 17, is an Arts student at St. Joseph’s Convent. She has practiced photography since 2008. She quotes Soren Kierkegaard, a philosopher from Denmark, who said, "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forewards" and adds, “To me, keeping the wild and nature alive, we have to understand how Pulau Ubin lived through the years. And as the photographer, I shouldn't be indifferent to things that may be extinct.”

Nur Shafiqah Binte Md Abu Bakar, 17, is a Malay Language Major at St. Joseph's Convent. Her interests include photography, arts and languages. She finds education and family as the most important things in her life. Shafiqah has practiced photography since 2009 and continues to enjoy it. “It helps me to relax and I learn a lot from my surroundings when I'm engaged through photography.”

The debut exhibition by the two young photographers also features selected pieces from guest photographers Dr Chua Ee Kiam and Marcus Ng, and is curated by Debby Ng.  It will be held till 30 June 2013.


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