More commonly associated with museums and cultural arts groups today, Stamford Road and its surrounding precinct (stretching from Hill Street to South Bridge Road and Chinatown) was actually a vibrant hub of photography studios in the 1890s – many of which were Chinese photography studios. In tracing the growth of these photography studios, and through examining the photographs captured, visitors will be provided with a clear illustration of an evolving, modern and cosmopolitan Singapore, and gain an understanding of Singapore’s early beginnings as a migrant society. A selection of these photographs and the stories behind them will be spotlighted at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH)’s latest special exhibition, From Brush to Lens: Early Chinese Photography Studios in Singapore, which runs from 2 November 2019 till 3 May 2020.
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
When: 2 Nov 2019 - 3 May 2020, 10am - 5pm