In conjunction with the International Women Photography Award-2019 Exhibition, we are delighted to welcome the winner of the award, Michelle Chan, from Hong Kong and Singapore-based photographer, Lavender Chang to share their creative journey and their challenges as woman photographers.
Want to have a sneak peek of women photographers´ soul and to puzzle out more of Hong Kong and Singapore photography scene? Join us for a discussion with our guests, which will be followed by a glass of French wine.
Michelle CHAN–Winner of IWPA 2019 from Hong Kong, she is a visual storyteller. Her oeuvre explores human relationships and the myriad ways of creating narratives that obscure the often fragile boundaries between fact and fiction. She began her creation with street photography, slowly moves towards documentary photography. Her awarded photography in IWPA 2019, Crab Seniors, was first inspired by the work of Trent Parke, plus drawing her own personal experience as a competitive swimmer.
She has had her work exhibited in major venues in Hong Kong, such as the HK Arts Centre and HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as internationally, in places as diverse as Arles, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Siem Reap, Taipei, and Toronto. Her work has been featured in e.g. PhotoVogue Italia, National Geographic, Wild Dog in Paris, and SCMP Magazines. In 2017, she had her first major solo exhibition in Kubrick Hong Kong. In 2018, she began experimenting with multimedia: a hybrid of text, imagery, illustration and sound to add layers of internal and external resonance to her storytelling.
Lavender CHANG–Her focus lies in conceptual photography. Reflection of the sensitivity towards the surrounding nuances creates an extended canvas allowing contemplation and leaving behind traces of her mortality through the passage of time. She has exhibited at the International Orange Photo Festival, China 2010, the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2011, Singapore Art Museum and Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York in 2014. In 2016, she had her solo exhibition in Society Generale at Alliance Française de Singapour, exhibited at Mizuma Gallery and The Singapore Art Show. In 2017, she has exhibitions at The Arts House in Singapore and Gajah Gallery in Yogyakarta. In 2018, her cinematography work for John Clang’s debut feature film, Their Remaining Journey, which premiered at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam and garnered a nomination for the festival’s Bright Future Award. It is also the opening film for National Gallery Singapore’s Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art.
Moderator : Pauline JORGE (cultural programming manager of the Alliance Française de Singapour)
Alliance Française de Singapour – la galerie (2nd floor)
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