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KUALA LUMPUR
21.09>01.10/2023

A Different Light

© FION HUNG from The Skeletons In The Closet

Dear friends, photography followers and colleagues,  

 

EXPOSURE+ PHOTO 2023 kicks off with an event-filled Opening Weekend and 20 exhibitions across Kuala Lumpur city centre. Planned to accommodate photography and art followers, we have a series of presentations and talks by industry professionals, opening parties, artists' gallery walkthroughs, portfolio reviews, workshops, night street projections and a photobook event. This year's theme of A Different Light brings us photo-projects by photographers from several countries including Malaysia, inspired to tell stories with new aproaches, unconventional narratives and strong visuals, selected from an international open call. We invite you to come and experience their efforts.

We'd like to involve and bring together photo and non-photo communities to discover the story-telling aspects of project-based photography in multiple locations in the city centre. We encourage the youth to join us on this journey. We love to see you in KL!

EXHIBITIONS
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ALVIN WONG BOON JUN
FRAGMENTS
 GMBB 

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AIMAN SAROR
NEGO/LETGO
 GMBB 

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JIMMI WING KA HO
SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR 
AWAY

 GMBB 

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JOY CHAN
THIS PLACE DOESN'T EXIST
 GMBB 

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NICHOLAS SHEUM
DIALOGUES IN MOTION 
 GMBB 

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THEYVAPAALAN
JAYARATNAM

PARALLELS
 GMBB 

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MOE SUZUKI
SOKOHI
 GMBB 

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FION HUNG CHING YAN
THE SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET
 THE ZHONGSHAN BUILDING 

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JUSTIN TAY REN ZHI
LET ME HOLD YOU BEFORE YOU GO
 THE ZHONGSHAN BUILDING 

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SINSEE HO
BECOMING MEMORIES
 REXKL 

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CHEN LONG WEN
VANISHING LIGHT
 BOOKXCESS 

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ALISA MARTYNOVA
NOWHERE NEAR
 BOOKXCESS 

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YUDAI NINOMIYA
FLUTTER-FLUTTER
 BOOKXCESS 

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REBECCA BOWRING
KNOWING THUNDER GIVES 
AWAY WHAT  LIGHTNING TRIES 
TO HIDE

 LOKL COFFEE CO 

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ANDRÉS PERÉZ
DEAD FAMILY
 HSS (HIGH STREET STUDIOS) 

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FRANCESCO MERLINI
VALPARAISO
 TRIPTYK 

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LAURENCE CABANTOUS
FIFTH DIMENSION
 KLoé HOTEL 

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KASIA ŚLESIŃSKA
FANTASTIC ANIMALS AND HOW 
TO PET THEM

 KLoé HOTEL 

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SHAN SHAN LIM
BORDERS
 KANTATA 

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FEDERICO ESTOL
SHINE HEROES 
 REXKL   ZONTIGA 

OPENING WEEKEND -
MARK THE DATES!
>21 - 24 SEPTEMBER 2023<

We are delighted to announce the 20 artists that have been selected to exhibit their projects at EXPOSURE+ PHOTO 2023 in Kuala Lumpur from 21 September to 1 October. Our selectors met over 2 weekends in late April to decide on the 164 submissions received in our 2nd edition Open Call. We would like to thank all photographers who submitted their projects for your support. These 20 projects were determined as best representing the theme for this festival with compelling personal stories and strong accompanying visuals. We can't wait to announce the 20 projects once they have been finalised shortly. 

SELECTION PANEL
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IHIRO HAYAMI

Ihiro Hayami (b. 1982, Osaka Japan) is the founder of T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL (Tokyo International Photography Festival). He is the former chief editor of Japanese Photography Magazine, “PHaT PHOTO”, and was the gallery director of RINGCUBE (Ginza). His selected curatorial exhibitions include, Alejandro Chaskielberg’s “Otsuchi Future Memories” (2016), and Alex Prager’s “WEEK-END” (2010). Over the past few years, he has served as juror, lecturer, and reviewer at various international photo festivals and photography universities, including Photo Vogue Festival, Critical Mass, Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards,  FestFoto Brazil and PHMuseum Grant.

www.t3photo.tokyo
 

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CAROL KÖRTING

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Carol Körting worked as a freelance photographer before studying photo editing at the Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany. She has served as photo editor for the renowned Leica Fotografie International Magazine (LFI) and its online platform for over a decade, during which time she has produced and edited countless photographic projects.

 

As a professional portfolio reviewer, Körting was part of a team of jurors at numerous photography competitions. In addition, she gives talks, workshops and presentations on photo editing. 

Photo Credit: Johannes Barthelmes


www.lfi-online.de

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NADIRAH ZAKARIYA

Born in 1984 and raised in Malaysia, Nadirah Zakariya is the co-founder of Exposure+ Photo.

 

She draws inspiration for her work through her non-specific geographical upbringing. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Nadirah received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.


Nadirah is an internationally published photographer with works in numerous publications such as Bloomberg News, The New York Times Magazine, NYLON, VICE, Dazed and Confused, Refinery29 and Vogue Italia. She is currently featured in Flora Photographica, a book published by Thames & Hudson in 2022.

  
Nadirah’s works have been exhibited in cities including New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Kuala Lumpur.

@nadirahzakariya

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STEVEN LEE

Steven Lee is the founder-director of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA) and co-founder of Exposure+ Photo. He is actively involved in international photography events as jury, portfolio reviewer, mentor, and workshop lead. He acted as nominators for the World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent Program and Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) since 2020.

 

Steven is also a photographer who began his career in fashion and portraiture, as well as travel documentary work in the early 2000s, and has self-published several books.

www.stevenleephotography.com

www.explorenation.net

TIMELINE

January 2023

Launch of Open Call

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Extended to 8 April 2023

Open Call Deadline

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April/May 2023

Selection of projects

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June 2023

Announcement of Exhibitors

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August 2023

Preparation for print & production

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September 2023

Exhibition opens in Kuala Lumpur

JOIN US IN KUALA LUMPUR!
PREVIOUS ARTISTS

MALAYSIA-BASED

ALVIN LAU

ACACIA DAUD

AISHA NAZAR

AMIR SHARIFF

ANG XIA YI

ANNICE LYN

ANTOINE LONCLE

AZUL ADNAN

BALQIS TAJALLI

CATHERHEA POTJANAPORN

CHERYL HOFFMANN

DANIEL ADAMS

FITRI JALIL

FIRDAUS HERROW
JACK YONG

JO QUAH

JUNAD M. NOR

KELVIN AH KIAN

KELVIN MAH

LIM TZE YAN

MARK MORRIS

MUNIRAH ROHAIZAN

PATRICIA KRIVANEK

RAZ TALHAR

RUO LING LU

SHAZNI ZAINAL

SITIS

STACY LIU

VANEESHA KRISH

VERONIKA READ

VIGNES BALASINGAM

INTERNATIONAL

ANOUCHKA RENAUD-ECK

ETINOSA YVONNE

RITSUKO MATSUSHITA

YOSHI OKAMOTO

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