Weekly Roundup: Photography and Colonialism in Southeast Asia, The Top 50 Photography Sites and More

Weekly Roundup: Photography and Colonialism in Southeast Asia, The Top 50 Photography Sites and More

Picturing Power: Wherein one surreptitiously performs reconnaissance
to collect views and freeze points of view to be reflective of one’s own kind
, 2013
Copyright Yee I-Lan
Courtesy of Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Yee I-Lan Solo Exibition
February 27 to April 12, 2014
Tyler Fine Art (NYC)
Yee I-Lann (born 1971 in Sabah, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is widely considered to be among Malaysia’s leading contemporary artists. The exhibition will focus on three recent series one of which is Picturing Power (2013, shown above), eight digital collages referencing the history of photography as it relates to the development of colonialism in Southeast Asia and its contemporary legacy. 

Watch trailer for Through A Lens Darkly Documentary [Video]
Thomas Allen Harris’ extraordinary documentary, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, is a unique examination of the way black photographers—and their subjects—have used the camera as a tool for social change from the time photography was invented to the present. Harris’ documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to sold out audiences with select screenings in NYC later this month – check the Chimpanzee Productions website for details.

Dodge & Burn Listed As A Top Photography Site
I’m excited to share that Dodge & Burn was included in this list of “50 Awesome Photography Websites Feature Shoot Recommends for Daily Inspiration.” It’s so great to be in the company of so many sites I read and admire myself!

Sheila Pree Bright’s Suburbia Series on View in Former Plantation 
If the unconventional venue for this show isn’t shocking enough, you’ll be amazed (but maybe not surprised) by the comments that Bright received during a review of her work from respected curators, consultants and photo editors at the 2006 Santa Fe Prize Photography Awards

Gallery of African Hairstyles by JD ‘Okhai Ojeikere
The Nigerian photographer known for his documentary work on traditional African hairstyles, died last week at the age of 83. UK newspaper, The Guardian, offers a great slideshow of Ojeikere’s important work.

Photo Shanghai
China’s first international art fair dedicated to photography will take place this September 5 – 7, 2014. Check Dodge & Burn‘s extensive list of international photography festivals for events in your part of the world.


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