Photography buffs can delight in a month-long festival line-up of virtual exhibitions, live streams, documentaries and more
Calling all photography enthusiasts: the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF) is back – only completely digital this time. One of Malaysia’s major photography events, this year’s edition is running from 19 August till 19 September, featuring an exciting line-up of virtual exhibitions, photography workshops, interviews and more.
In compliance with the new guidelines for public gatherings, the month-long festival will be hosted via a live stream on its Facebook page. Highlights include a live festival in collaboration with other major international photography events as well as a timely photography exhibition documenting life under the MCO.
“While we are limited in our freedom to move about, we are not limited in our freedom of creative thinking. To celebrate this, the KLPF is (featuring) images taken by Malaysian photographers during MCO, regardless of whether they were on lockdown or on duty,” shares Kim Teoh, founder of KLPF. “This collection will be an archive of this historic moment of the 21st century in Malaysia.”
Attendees can also look forward to a host of interesting documentaries and exhibitions on various topics. “Viewfinder – A Short Documentary” by visual storyteller Melody Gilbert tells the story of photographer Michael Deering, who has taken one photo on film every day for the past 23 years, while “Wildlife Photography in Borneo” is a showcase of nature photography by Sabah-based conservationist Cede Prudente.
The KLPF 2020 marks the 24th edition of the festival. It first started in 1997 as a photography trade show – it was the only platform for art and technology exchange in Southeast Asia then – before eventually branding itself as a more inclusive event for photographers and photography enthusiasts in 2005.