KANTA Instant Portraits


Get your portraits taken using a handmade camera by Jeffrey J C Lim at the The Zhongshan Building this weekend. Make sure to go to the Facebook page to DM for your sessions!

Date: Jan 29 - Jan 30
Time: From 12PM - 6PM

A photography art project that varied from camera building, to print-making, to social exchanges and research on the concepts of identity. The project is named ‘Kanta’ which means lens in malay. Kanta as a metaphor on the projection of an image, but also as a way of seeing, different lenses/ filters that affects the image, the way we see.

The project has gone through two main phases, namely:– Kanta Box Kamra, camera-building, exploration of techniques & engagements; and Kanta Portraits, research and field trips to communities, exploring the concepts of identity and the state.

Jeffrey Lim 林猷進 / Jeffrey J C Lim has travelled to numerous communities in East and West Malaysia, and Taiwan. He has also resided in several research residencies and participated in several exhibitions in Taiwan and Japan. He has ended his field trips in mid 2019 to start reflecting and explore ways of expressing his understanding.

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