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Photobook Makers’ Weekend
with Independent Publishers

24 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

The Photobook Makers’ Weekend is a two-day gathering of independent publishers from different cities, with a focus on exchanging knowledge,…

Modes of Publishing (Makers’ Dialogues)

24 Sep 2022

Modes of Publishing revolves around the photobook as a dynamic object of creative chemistry, mass circulation and extended practices. Speaking…

Developing Photobook Literacy in Asia (Makers’ Dialogues)

25 Sep 2022

Developing Photobook Literacy in Asia takes a trip around the continent to understand how ground-up initiatives can advance photobook and…

Seminar: Translation into Concept and Form

24 Sep 2022 — 24 Sep 2022

Translation into Concept and Form is a 4-hour seminar concerned about the ways in which visual content is expressed in…

Seminar: Photobook Clinic

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Photobook Clinic is an intimate 3-hour photobook dummy review session with Yumi Goto, an independent art and documentary photography curator,…

Masterclass: Designing Artist’s Books

23 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Designing Artist’s Books is a 3-day workshop for artists, designers and bookmakers who are keen to explore methods and approaches…


Exhibitions

Nowhere Here

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Nowhere Here is a site-specific video and photographic project unfolding over three chapters: The Presence of Your Absence, Anima and…

Peace Agency

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Peace Agency is a site-specific installation that transforms a commercial unit in the Peace Centre into a waiting experience. Taking…

Placemaking at the moment between times

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The non-place – a term coined by French anthropologist Marc Augé to describe places of transience where people remain largely…

Dark Cities

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In the past few weeks while editing his photos, Shyue Woon was drawn down an internal pathway of reflection on…

The Line of Least Resistance

17 Sep 2022 — 09 Oct 2022

East of Kuala Lumpur stands the lush hills of the Titiwangsa range, significantly bio-diverse with areas of primary forest and…

Hong Kong Photobook Dummy Award

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

To promote photobook culture, Hong Kong Photobook Festival was founded by Lumenvisum in 2020. The Festival aims to connect photographers,…

Spring Odyssey

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The current technological machine of information and communication operates at the centre of human subjectivity, not only in the depths…

How Things Dream

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

An ongoing project blending texts, imagery and audiovisual material, How Things Dream is based on an imaginative, post-democratic future, dominated…

KASSEL DUMMY AWARD 2022

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD of the FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL for the best unpublished photo book design of the year, has been…

Twinkle Memory: Binran

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Curated by Gwen Lee

Twinkle Memory: Picnic

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Curated by Gwen Lee

Listen…don’t ask what bird is singing

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Listen…don’t ask what bird is singing brings together a group of photographers whose contemporary images continue to encapsulate a similar…

Hawaii Nights

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Presenting a selection of photographs from Aik Beng Chia’s series The Night We Never Met within an atmosphere that complements…

Worlds and Spacing 世界与空间

15 Sep 2022 — 02 Jan 2023

Worlds and Spacing – 世界与空间 presents a selection of photographs from three bodies of work created by Chinese artist Maleonn…

The Salt of the Earth

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

The Salt of the Earth is a group exhibition that explores the way in which family and the ties that…

Cuttings

16 Aug 2022 — 11 Sep 2022

SIPF Satelllite Cuttings presents new commissions by six Singaporean artists inspired by the natural world. The exhibition considers interactions with environments…

Work naming has not yet succeeded

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

From 2019 to 2020, a social movement surged in Hong Kong opposing the government’s highly controversial amendment of the legislation…

Post

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

With a background in web creation, Soushi Tanaka became intrigued by the transmission and transformation of visual data via optical…

Wandering, Wondering

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Wandering, Wondering is a story of us all growing up as adults, being accustomed to social norms, and living in…

Room no.2 and Sunset on Unnamed Lanes (2020)

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

“Room no.2” examines the interiors of the homes of Khlong Toey, one of Bangkok’s largest slums, with a straightforward and…

The Witch Stage

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Liza Ambrossio’s art is inseparable from her life, mirroring her experiences as a woman of mixed ancestry born in a…

of solongs and ashes

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

of solongs and ashes is a visual stream of consciousness reflecting the deluge of memories swirling in Min Ma Naing’s…

Living Under the Volcanoes

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia ranks third in the world with the most active volcanoes, after the…

Ghost Island

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Suffused with the enigma and otherworldliness of dreams, Ghost Island is an endeavour at building visual metaphors and frameworks for…

How to Pickle an Adder

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In 1983 when an inquisitive fisherman picked up a rock and threw it up the steeply-shelving beach at Cell Howell…

11,565 Kilometre Project

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Since 2018, Beichen Zhang has been investigating the history and circulation pathways of Chinese artefacts in American museums, in an…

Red Flowers 红花

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

When one reaches a bottleneck in life, looking back may be the way forward.  Red Flowers is a tribute to…

SEPARATE HIDDEN RULES

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Masquerading as glossy product advertisements, Makoto Oono’s vivid still life imagery draws viewers in hook, line and sinker, before sensations…

Unperson | Portraits of North Korean Defectors

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984”, an “unperson” is someone who has been vaporised, whose record has been erased. Similarly,…

Ground Truth, or How to Resurrect a Tree

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Ground Truth, or How to Resurrect a Tree illustrates the state of ‘seeing something when there is none.’ Following the…

Dwelling

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Through montage and multiple exposures, Matthew Cronin re-imagines home furnishing catalogue photographs by J.C. Penney, an American department store chain…

Under the Night of the Unseen Stars

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Artificial lights have always taken center stage as subjects in Toni Cuhardi’s photographs. He prefers thinking of photography as not…

Where Does the Sun Rise; Where Will the Moon Shine

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In an uncertain era plagued with global crises ranging from the pandemic, heightening geopolitical tensions, to the issue of environmental…

Mars on Earth

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

It is humanity’s penchant to always seek out new, undiscovered frontiers. In the realm of space travel and exploration, the…

Boomers

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

Meet the Korean equivalent of the Japanese salaryman — the ‘Ajeossi’. The term refers to middle-aged men from their 40s…

SIPF Photobooks Showcase

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

It is funny that in this digital era we continue to witness the expanding interest into the photobook as a…

SIPF Portfolio Showcase

16 Sep 2022 — 30 Oct 2022

In a famous metaphor Henry James explains experience: experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an…




Talks and Tours

Symposium—Photo Festivals Past, Present & Future

15 Oct 2022

There is no singular definition of a photo festival – each is a species of its own, unique and spirited….

Ian Teh

17 Sep 2022

In Conversation

In Conversation is a series of blended talks with on-site exhibition tours, bringing you closer to the thought processes of…

Photobook Makers’ Weekend
with Independent Publishers

24 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

The Photobook Makers’ Weekend is a two-day gathering of independent publishers from different cities, with a focus on exchanging knowledge,…

Modes of Publishing (Makers’ Dialogues)

24 Sep 2022

Modes of Publishing revolves around the photobook as a dynamic object of creative chemistry, mass circulation and extended practices. Speaking…

Developing Photobook Literacy in Asia (Makers’ Dialogues)

25 Sep 2022

Developing Photobook Literacy in Asia takes a trip around the continent to understand how ground-up initiatives can advance photobook and…

Elise Morin

17 Sep 2022

Take a walk through the Red Forest with Elise Morin as she guides you through the VR open-air laboratory of…

Woong Soak Teng, Geraldine Kang, and Cynthia Delaney Suwito

18 Sep 2022

In Conversation with Woong Soak Teng, Geraldine Kang, and Cynthia Delaney Suwito on their collaboration process for ‘Peace Agency’.

Shyue Woon

18 Sep 2022

In Conversation with Shyue Woon on his work ‘Carpark’.

Talia Smith

18 Sep 2022

In Conversation with Talia Smith, curator of The Salt of the Earth—a group show by Dennis Golding, Edith Amituanai, Nathan…

Masato Seto and Gwen Lee

24 Sep 2022

In Conversation with Japanese artist Masato Seto and curator Gwen Lee on Twinkle Memories: Binran and Picnic.

Placemaking at the moment between times (Artists and Curator John Tung)

08 Oct 2022

In Conversation with Placemaking at the moment between times with Aik Beng Chia, Shyue Woon, Woong Soak Teng, Geraldine Kang,…

Books As Micro-spaces For Research with K. Verlag

24 Sep 2022

How do we build a synthetic editorial-design process that insists on the mutuality of content and form, allowing us to…

The Ecosystem of Independent Publishing:
Skinnerboox x Witty Books

24 Sep 2022

The permutations in making a photobook are countless, varying from artist to publisher, designer to print house, editing to sequencing,…

Publishing as Practice:
Perimeter Books x Temporary Press

24 Sep 2022

Perimeter Books from Melbourne and Temporary Press from Singapore are separated by continents, yet connected by multiple commonalities — they…

References from Korea (The Reference / IANNBOOKS)
with Kim Jeong Eun

25 Sep 2022

References offer a direction for attention, and particularly in the context of books, they give recognition to existing titles that…

Developing Photobooks
with Reminders Photography Stronghold

25 Sep 2022

Four Japanese artists — Kazuhiko Matsumura, Kenji Chiga, Shu Watanabe and Yoshikatsu Fujii — each present their photobook developed together…

A Different Reading
with THEBOOKSHOW

25 Sep 2022

A Different Reading is a project by THEBOOKSHOW that attempts to open up new dialogues and synergies between 5 artists…

Personal Stories in Indonesian Photobooks
with Caron Toshiko and Andi Ari Setiadi

25 Sep 2022

Storytelling is a means through which we make sense of the world. Co-founders of Gueari Galeri, Caron Toshiko and Andi…

Contemporary Photography in Taiwan Through The Lens of DEAI

24 Sep 2022

A non-profit photography library in Taipei open to public for free, Lightbox is committed to preserving, disseminating and advancing Taiwanese…




Workshops

Weekend Activity

An afternoon foray into the creative processes of image-making. Tap into your creativity and create visual stories with light, paper,…

A Copy for the Future

29 Oct 2022

Craft your keepsake image for the future with analogue black & white photographs printed through a photogram process. Prerequisite: Bring…

Imprint with Cyanotype

09 Oct 2022

Express your creativity and create brilliant cyan prints with sunlight through a camera-less chemical process. Prerequisite: Bring used newspapers.

See, Snap, Story with Aik Beng Chia

16 Oct 2022

Take better photo stories with your smartphone. Learn practical tips and executive creative ideas on the ground. Prerequisite: Bring your…

Portfolio Review
with Industry Experts

24 Sep 2022 — 16 Oct 2022

The Portfolio Review was introduced in 2008 during the inaugural edition of SIPF. Since then, it has grown in its…

Seminar: Translation into Concept and Form

24 Sep 2022 — 24 Sep 2022

Translation into Concept and Form is a 4-hour seminar concerned about the ways in which visual content is expressed in…

Seminar: Photobook Clinic

25 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Photobook Clinic is an intimate 3-hour photobook dummy review session with Yumi Goto, an independent art and documentary photography curator,…

Masterclass: Designing Artist’s Books

23 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

Designing Artist’s Books is a 3-day workshop for artists, designers and bookmakers who are keen to explore methods and approaches…

Masterclass: The New Forest

21 Sep 2022 — 25 Sep 2022

The New Forest is a five-year collaboration between The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ) and SIPF, unfolding across a series…




Venues


Festival Venue
Peace Centre

1 Sophia Road
Singapore 228149

Opening Hours
Tue to Sun: 11am to 7pm
Closed on Mon


Festival Office
#05-19

Mon to Fri: 10am to 7pm
By appointment only


Festival Venue
37 Emerald Hill

Opening Hours
Tue to Sun: 11am to 7pm
Closed on Mon