Photographs by Almarhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, late king and pioneer of modern Malaysian photography, will be going on preview in a special exhibition held by X EDITION in Singapore. Raja Ihsan Shah, who is the custodian of his grandfather’s photography archives, presents Sultan Ismail’s contribution to the Malaysian photography narrative with a photo series of a Marang fishing village taken back in the 1950s. From street vendors at Tepoh Market to picnic scenes and speedboat rides down the Terengganu Rivers, Sultan Ismail always found beauty in his surroundings.
Sultan Ismail, who was the Sultan of Terengganu, between 1946 and 1979, and the fourth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, from 1965 to 1970, was also a man who had a keen eye for photography. Beyond formal duties and royal life, Sultan Ismail, often went on walkabout adventures with his camera, capturing images of daily life in Malaysia. Shot with a Leica M3, Sultan Ismail’s photos are his reflection of a sleepy fishing village, where he captures the remote livelihood of these local fishermen.
Venue: The Canvas Gallery, 158 Mount Pleasant Rd, Singapore 298349
Admission is free.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm, Sunday closed
When: 21 Jun - 2 Jul 2018,