Wednesday, 6 May 2009

And the Winners are...

Update 2 : 17 May 2009

So far, we have had over 1,000 visitors at the KL Photoawards 2009 exhibition, and last weekend, because of the Arts For Grabs at The Annexe, it was real busy. The general consensus from our visitors was that they were really impressed with the quality of the finalists entries, with many leaving positive remarks in the Visitors book. Thank you to all who have made this exhibition in KL a success! We hope to have a greater participation amongst professionals also in the 2010 Call for Entries !

Photography as an artform is growing in stature here in Malaysia as can be evidenced by the sell-out workshops last weekend, given by myself and Jimin Lai and the great tunrout we had at the Awards evening. The ability to appreciate artistic photography in greater depth is fast extending to even new comers in the practice, especially students in art and design. The signs are encouraging!

Update 1 : 08 May 2009

The Awards Evening went well with a slight hiccup! I forgot to announce the People's Choice Winner! The website has all the information about the main award winners. We were especially graced with the presence of Soraya Yusof Talismail, who gave away the Certificates and Trophies.We had a turnout of around 80 guests and Finalists. I am glad to see so many local Finalists there and thank you for sincerely for turning up. Special thanks to Alecia Neo, Wendy Chui, who came a long distance from Singapore and even further, Sarah Lim from KK to receive their awards. Well done to all the Finalists for making the event possible.

The two First prize Winners for each category goes to :

Professional Category
Nikt Wong (Kuala Lumpur)
Title : We Bloom
Series : Mother Loves Me
Prize : USD3,000 and Trophy

and :

Non-Professional Category
Sarah Virginia Lim (Kota Kinabalu)
Title : Make Believe
Prize : USD1,500 and Trophy

Please click here for the remaining 2009 KL Photoawards Winners. More photos to be added soon.

...all will be revealed within 24 hours!

The KL Photoawards 2009 Awards Evening is tomorrow, and I am just finishing the gallery preps, posters etc for the event, starting last Sunday, with the gracious help of Majidah, one of the judges..(yes, I even make judges work on a Sunday!).

Po Oi, our professional hanger worked effortlessly to hang 46 pictures in 2 hours flat, a record by my understanding. The lighting will be done today and I have sorted out the background music for ambience already. This afternoon, I briefed our gallery assistant Chua, who will be manning the space throughout the exhibition.

I am assured of having at least 5 out of 6 Award winners present fingers crossed! Many are also bringing family, friends and supporters. It should be a great evening.

For those who cannot come tomorrow, please do try and make it between now and the 23 May, at The Annexe, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, (2nd Floor).


Anonymous said...

The exhibits look good!

Madam Markonah said...

If I show up tomorrow, I'll lay low and blend with the walls and awesome pictures hahaha! Otherwise, I'll see you on saturday :-)