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An eye on the past

True to its theme, “The Archive”, expect a showcase at this year’s Singapore International Photography Festival that explores the nature, function and role of photography. In particular, how photography can be used as a medium to chronicle significant historic events, unveiling intriguing narratives. 

Through the eyes of photographer Li Zhensheng, glimpse into the untold stories of China’s Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976. As a young photojournalist with Heilongjiang Daily, Li bore witness to social-political upheaval that spread throughout China. He was compelled to record its reality, and even went to the extent of hiding negatives that would offer a complete account of China’s political situation then. 

Thanks to Li’s sheer determination, we now have insight to what truly transpired during that significant period of modern Chinese history.

Guided Tour by Li Zhensheng: 10 September, Saturday, 2pm. Registration fees apply for non-Festival Pass holders. Register here.

Talk by Li Zhensheng: 11 September, Sunday, 2pm. Registration fees apply for non-Festival Pass holders. Register here.

Admission to the exhibition is free. For more information about SIPF 2016, visit www.sipf.sg. Guided Tour and Public Lecture is free for Festival Pass holders (registration required). Purchase Festival Pass here.

Venue: The Arts House
Opening Hours: 11am to 8pm daily