Over four days and three nights, two young photographers went around Ipoh taking shots of people and asking them three questions: What is their nickname?, What is their favourite aspect of Ipoh? and What would they like to see in Ipoh?
This whirlwind street photography project resulted in ‘Faces of Ipoh’ photography exhibition that is currently on-going at Sepaloh Art Centre in Ipoh Old Town.
The two photographers were Jeremy Choy, a 25-year-old KLite and 32-year-old Chong See Yau from Ipoh. Incidentally, the brainchild behind Sepaloh Art Centre are Peggy Lim from Ipoh and Pojoo from Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, it is not surprising that ‘Faces of Ipoh’ is an exhibition of two different perspectives.
The objective of ‘Faces of Ipoh’ according to Peggy, is to bring the focus on Ipoh back to her people. With more than a hundred people interviewed, it was interesting to note that these residents, cutting across different age groups, race, backgrounds and lifestyles, whether they were born and bred here, or have made this city their home, their common ground is their love for Ipoh.
They basically want the economy to grow, to have physical development, to see more community activities and charity events.
Sepaloh Art Centre’s inaugural community project aims at enriching people and pushing for expressions of thought among the locals. With a vision to be a platform to provoke thoughts and ideas, this new creative establishment, which only opened its doors to the public on April 27, strives to incorporate different forms of art into the daily lifestyles of Ipoh folks.
Faces of Ipoh is open to the public for viewing daily, except Mondays, from 10am to 5pm, until 25th May, 2014. Admission is free.
And for anyone who is interested, Sepaloh Art Centre is open to collaboration with artistes.
Event: Faces of Ipoh: A Photography Exhibition
Venue: Sepaloh Art Centre, Ipoh
Date: 27th April to 25th May, 2014 (except Mondays)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Sepaloh Art Centre
Add: 16, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Perak (two doors before Lim Ko Pi).
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