• Documentary Films On Photography And The Greats

    Documentary Films On Photography And The Greats
    One of the best ways to learn a craft is to follow the greats in the field, imitating them, referencing their thought and work process, knowing their backgrounds and character. This article gathers four documentary films that acts as an intimate portrait and a peek into the lives of four great photographers: Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier, Elliott Erwitt and Steve McCurry. [ IN NO...
  • Reminiscing The Old Days Of Malaysia

    Reminiscing The Old Days Of Malaysia
    While we are always told to ‘move on’ and ‘take the next step’, while life is a lot about going forward and evolving, sometimes it’s nice to have a glance at the past to see how far we’ve come. Other times, it’s important to look further back into the times at how the older generation had paved way for us and our future. Today,...
  • A Tribute To Legendary Photographer And Artist William Klein

    A Tribute To Legendary Photographer And Artist William Klein
    Street photographer, fashion photographer, painter, graphic designer, abstract artist, writer, filmmaker, book maker; few have left their mark in as many fields of art and culture as William Klein. It is with immense sadness to learn of the passing of such a legend like William Klein (1928-2022).
  • Photobookclub Kuala Lumpur: "A photobook is a statement that indulges the audience with a personal level of intimacy"

    Photobookclub Kuala Lumpur: "A photobook is a statement that indulges the audience with a personal level of intimacy"
    In conjunction with Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day, Zontiga is holding the first ever Malaysian Photobook Exhibition, from 26 August to 18 September at Zontiga, Taman Paramount. This is also the start of the Malaysian Photobook Archive, an online record of photobooks across the country. With the aim to promote the love for photobooks, this event is in collaboration with the Photobookclub Kuala Lumpur...
  • Malaysia Independence Day: A Toast to Malaysian Photographers

    Malaysia Independence Day: A Toast to Malaysian Photographers
    This year marks the 65th anniversary of our independence. In conjunction with our Merdeka Day, we at Zontiga would like to give a shout-out to a few of our dear Malaysian photographers and highlight some of Malaysian works that showcases the beauty of our country.
  • Life is an act: Fan Ho’s cinematic street photography

    Life is an act: Fan Ho’s cinematic street photography
    Black and white photos with great contrast between light and shadows, as if the sky is always clear; common everyday scenes of Hong Kong, nothing historic yet historical in itself; dramatic leading lines whether by staircases and railings or the tram tracks. These are the characteristics of Fan Ho’s photography.
  • Pride Month: Queer Visibility Radically Reimagined

    Pride Month: Queer Visibility Radically Reimagined
    In honour of Pride Month this June, where the world’s LGBTQ+ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves, this article highlights four publications that offers a peek into the lives of several members of the community. These publications feature artists who have radically reimagined queer visibility in the world.
  • A dedication to mothers and fathers

    A dedication to mothers and fathers
    With Mother’s Day on 8th May and Father’s Day on 18th June, this article picks out a number of photographs that illustrate the love of parents to their children. It is said that a camera reveals the truest emotions. These photographers managed to capture the purest and most natural love, grace and strength of a parent.
  • Saul Leiter, a photographer with a painter’s eye

    Saul Leiter, a photographer with a painter’s eye
    Blurry silhouettes on a misty window, layers of reflections on the mirror through a glass panel, red umbrellas (or of any colour, actually). Photos that look like everything’s going on, yet nothing’s going on at the same time; these reveal the artistic flair of the masterful Saul Leiter. 
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