Leica opens its Celebration of Photography exhibition in Singapore’s ION Art Gallery on 18 November. Featuring five talented female photographers, the show is anchored around Leica’s roots in capturing compelling stories through photography. It pays homage to the world of art and culture across all walks of life, amateur and professional photographers.
Free to the public, the focus of this year’s Celebration of Photography is on recognising women in photography. The exhibition is entitled “Her Lens, Her Narrative”, and the five featured photographers come from diverse backgrounds and delve into distinctive viewpoints of women in the realm of photography. With the camera as their voice, they bring forth a wide array of narratives, stories and emotions that illuminate the world around us. Keen photographers can also take part in workshops – details are further down.
Sunil Kaul, Managing Director of Leica Camera Asia Pacific says “At Leica Camera, we’re committed to championing and uplifting female photographers, not only in Singapore but worldwide. Through the lens of a woman, the world unfolds with a distinctive grace, unveiling perspectives that echo the heartbeat of inspiration. This exhibition stands as our heartfelt tribute, expressing deep respect for their boundless creativity, skills and discerning eyes.”
The featured photographers
Singaporean Michele has received praise for her use of macro photography, which intricately reveals intense details in her subjects. Her work ‘Market Chaos’ was named Picture of the Week in November 2019 by Leica Fotografie International (LFI)
Teresa is a Melbourne-based Shanghainese photographer whose work centres around travel and the portrayal of people and places. She has been published in magazines and had photos accepted by the Leica Fotografie International (LFI) gallery as Master Shots.
The second Singaporean whose work is featured in the exhibition, Rebecca’s distinctive photography draws inspiration from music, literature and storytelling, embodying emotion and narrative depth with cinematic qualities.
Daria is a fine-art and aerial photographer from Russia whose work is defined by continuous movement, a sense of adventure, self-challenges and a unique perspective.
Hong Kong-based Nicole is renowned for her coverage of social and conflict-related issues in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and she freelances for international publications and NGOs.
Awards and new Leica products
The Celebration of Photography in Singapore will also feature a selection of famous quotes from legendary Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, the recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2023 and Leica Picture of the Year 2023.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to view three of Leica’s newest products, showcasing the brand’s renowned innovation, German engineering, and exceptional craftsmanship.
The highlighted products include the Leica Cine 1, the brand’s first cinema TV, which won the iF Design Award 2023, and the Leica SOFORT 2, a hybrid instant camera that seamlessly combines fleeting digital moments with the timeless world of analogue photography. Also showing will be the brand-new Leica ZM 11 watch (24 to 26 November), a stunning 41mm timepiece that encapsulates the hallmark aesthetics of Leica design and is available in elegant titanium and stainless steel, vulcanised rubber or resilient fabric watch strap.
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Workshops and Conversations
In conjunction with the Celebration of Photography, a series of photography-related activities, such as workshops and conversations, are available for enthusiasts to attend. Priced at $100 and $20 respectively, these events offer the opportunity for participants to engage with experts and featured photographers, fostering interaction and learning in the art of photography.
The following workshops are just some of the options available:
18 November: Workshop – Exploring Light in Fashion Photography
Step into the mesmerising world of fashion photography with Daria Troitskaia as she unravels the power of light and its ability to craft not just images, but compelling personalities and narratives.
19 November: The Leica Conversations – Capturing Grace from a Unique Perspective
In this engaging conversation with Daria Troitskaia, we embark on a journey to discover the mesmerising world of ballet, uncovering the elegance, grace, and artistic depth that the classical dance form embodies.
20 November: The Leica Conversations – Feast for the Lens: Food Styling in Photography
Explore the craft of visually capturing delectable food with your camera lens, as Nalinna delves into the world of food styling, prop selection, composition, and camera techniques to evoke a sensory experience through photographs.
25 November: The Leica Conversations – Capture Floral Beauty: Macro Photography with SL2
Explore the realm of macro photography alongside Michele Fong, where she uses the Leica SL2 camera to unveil the exquisite beauty of flowers from an up-close perspective.
26 November: Workshop – Capturing Time: Mastering Watch Portraiture
In the nuanced art of watch portraiture, one captures the intricate design and distinguished craftsmanship of a timepiece with the same level of detail and reverence typically reserved for classic human portraiture.
Photography Exhibition Details
The Leica Celebration of Photography is open to the public from 18 to 26 November at the Ion Art Gallery
Entry is free and registration is encouraged – register here.
Leica Camera AG is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany, with a second production site in Portugal, and has a worldwide network of its own national organisations and Leica Retail Stores.
Celebration of Photography
ION Art Gallery
2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Level 4, Singapore 238801