Accounts of pictorial photography have typically traced its beginnings from Europe in the 1890s to its supposed end in North America in the 1930s. This talk by Gallery curator Charmaine Toh considers the transfer of pictorial photography to Singapore and how values associated with Pictorialism were re-coded within the local context. Particular attention will be paid to the way photography was incorporated into national narratives in the 1950s and 1960s. Along the way, discover key photographers and their works in (Re)collect and the DBS Singapore Gallery.
Charmaine Toh is a curator at National Gallery Singapore. She is currently a PhD candidate and Norman Macgeorge scholar at the University of Melbourne, where she is researching pictorial photography in Singapore.
Pictorialism is Dead. Long Live Pictorialism.
11 Aug 2018
01:30 PM - 02:45 PM
Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery C and DBS Singapore Gallery 1 & 2