• 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. 
  • International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women Photographers

    International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women Photographers
    The month of March has long been dedicated to women as a chance to recognize women’s varied and often under-recognized accomplishments throughout history. This March, as we embrace gender equity, we also celebrate the undeniable strength, capability and uniqueness of women. So here are some books that offer a peek into life from the unique perspective of several women photographers.
  • Open Mind, Open Eyes: Insights Into The Creative Processes Of Photographers

    Open Mind, Open Eyes: Insights Into The Creative Processes Of Photographers
    This article picks out 5 books from Zontiga’s ‘Open Mind, Open Eyes’ collection that would offer an insight into the creative processes and practices of some of the greatest photographers of all time; including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, Ansel Adams and many more.
  • Japan's Explorative Culture of the Photobook

    Japan's Explorative Culture of the Photobook
    Photobook is a key form of artistic expression for Japanese photographers. It is not only the photographs that act as the medium of communication; the design of the book – from image placement, cover design, printing and the reading experience – all play vital roles in delivering a message or concept across. It provides the opportunity to live with the work, enjoy, touch and experience the photographs.
  • Joy Chan: "Art offers perspectives to observe our own existence, to point out and clarify the neglected and the unnoticed

    Joy Chan: "Art offers perspectives to observe our own existence, to point out and clarify the neglected and the unnoticed
    Joy Chan is a Malaysian visual artist working among documentary, video art and installation. Her upcoming show, ‘The Outfall: A Wasteland of Mud', will run from 7th to 24th January 2022 at Zontiga. In this exhibition, Chan pushes viewers to think about resources, infrastructure, social processes and the failing system; raising awareness on the structural corruption and environmental pollution that is happening around us.
  • Take a second look: Brian Fouhy’s amusing perspective of everyday things

    Take a second look: Brian Fouhy’s amusing perspective of everyday things
    Have you ever encountered a piece of art or body of work — on subjects that are so common in our daily lives yet easily overlooked — and wondered ‘I see this subject every day but I’ve never thought of it like this before’? Artist Brian Fouhy is one who creates works that make us ponder upon that question all day.
  • Open Mind, Open Eyes: Rediscovering Beauty In The Overlooked

    Open Mind, Open Eyes: Rediscovering Beauty In The Overlooked
    From Zontiga’s ‘Open Mind, Open Eyes’ collection, this article picks out 5 books that illustrate the wonders of photographing everyday life. They demonstrate the possibility of finding beauty in the commonly overlooked. Perhaps it is through photographing the streets that these photographers find their position in the events that are happening around them.
  • “The soul has no colour”: Fitri Jalil on racial identity and his upcoming exhibition

    “The soul has no colour”: Fitri Jalil on racial identity and his upcoming exhibition
    Fitri Jalil is an engineer turned photographer. In his works, he explores his racial identity and invites us to reflect on what we know about our own, prompting us to see others beyond the skin colour, beyond the idea and rules of any race and religion. This interview serves as a deeper look into the works of Fitri Jalil and his exhibition ‘The Malay’.
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