Thursday, 23 August 2007

Lost in Translation ? Photo City Sagamihara 2007









さがみはら写真アジア賞
スティーブン・リー(マレーシア)
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1964年、マレーシア・クアラルンプール生まれ。

肖像や旅の撮影を中心に活動。フランス・パリ、トルコ、ベトナムやシンガポールで撮影した写真と旅行記を、企業の社内誌に掲載する仕事をきっかけに写真家への道を進む。現在は肖像やイベント写真(ファッションや編集用)を専門とする。英国・ロンドン在住。

2000年、写真集「Outside Looking in Kuala Lumpur」を発表。躍動的に発展を遂げるクアラルンプールの躍動感とともに、市内の中華街や街なかで繰り広げられる、住民の日常生活を克明に綴った A4版モノクロ写真集。Sympress社出版、Ee Sim Teo Machado共著。

2002年、国際反奴隷協会がチャリティー基金のためのレシピブック出版にあたり、掲載する写真の依頼を受ける。

2007年、英国・バーミンガムでの「ルバーブルバーブ国際イメージ祭」においてポートフォリオ評議員として選出される。また、Alamy社(投稿イメージデータの貯蔵・公開を行う会社)のデータベースサイトの寄稿者である。



Earlier this year, I received an email out of the blue from the organisers of Photo City Sagamihara, an annual photo festival held by the City of Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo. In it, it said that my work Outside Looking In - Kuala Lumpur (2000) was nominated and awarded the Asian prize in this year's festival to be held in October. I was asked if I could attend the Award presentation ceremony and also display 20 large prints from the series at the festival, in a concurrent photo-exhibition in the City Hall.

Initially, my disbelief took the better of me, and I did some background research into the festival (Wikipedia) and discovered some of the past notable Asian winners were from Vietnam and Thailand.

Well, several emails to and fro later with Kenji my contact from the organising committee, and having received my Visa to Japan in July, I will be off to Sagamihara to collect my first international award in October, and it will also be my first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun! I hope to blog about my trip and the experience later.


2 comments:

Tracy Tan said...

it must be exciting to be nominated and win a prize. congrats steven!

can take some photos of your photos and blog about them :)

japan would be an interesting country to visit. i will look forward to your experience there and of course your photos!!

ooh! i love japanese food too!!

lin said...

Congratulations to you Steven! Well deserved.

Any chance of seeing more of your work in your blog as I'm sure a lot of us enjoy seeing and admire good images?

Looking forward to your experience in Japan!