SIngapore International Photography Festival

Some exciting news coming from home – the inaugural Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is slated to be held from Oct 8 to 31. It’s going to be a biennial event, to provide a platform for local and Southeast Asian artists to showcase their works alongside their international peers in various venues across Singapore.

I spoke with the organizers yesterday and it is going to be a blast. There would also be workshops and lectures for 30 selected Southeast Asian photographers under 35. Some big names would be flown in from around the world to attend and speak during the festival. There would be exhibitions, portfolio reviews, talks and parties! The entire event is run by volunteers and while it may not be as big as Arles or Chobi Mela, it’s the first of its kind in the region and hopefully would become an internationally renowned name in the future.

The call for entry can be viewed here.

Edit: The website’s been updated. Visit now!