Monday, February 11, 2008

Many Pathways One Mission








Many Pathways One Mission is a book published by the Ministry of Education. It has come out without much fanfare but to me it is a significant book for Singapore photography. The photography is produced by Wesley Loh, a very good friend on mine. In this book, the way the portraits are taken and the way the images are treated are intense. For once, in a government book, people are not make to put on fake plastic smiles for the readers. I think that the book comes across as more thoughtful and believable. As a nation, we have to get over superficial happiness and care enough to look seriously at what people are saying with their images.

If you have time, go to borders and look for this book and flip through it. think about why it does not look like other Singaporean publications? And see if you find this more believable than all those fake photographic smiles we get as propaganda.

3 comments:

ShutterBug said...

wooh! okie, time to go Borders liao..

Congrats Wes! The images are really a different perspective on their own :)

Ah 9 said...
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Heng said...

I have no shots in this book. It is photographed by my friend Wesley Low. And it is in retail. I saw it at Borders.