Leica Camera shares a passion for and a love of creative photography of the highest standards with many people around the world – that’s why making such works and their creators accessible to people with this passion has always been important to Leica. For decades now, and for this precise reason, Leica has offered both prominent Leica photographers and emerging new talents an opportunity to present their work to a wider audience. The Leica galleries were conceived as the ideal forum for this purpose.
Leica Galerie Singapore
328 North Bridge Road
10 am – 8 pm daily
LIFE IN MONO
25.12.20 - 24.02.21 | AikBeng Chia
Featuring snapshots of daily life, taken in public spaces on the streets of Singapore, Life in Mono is a series of monochrome photographs shot by renowned Singapore photographer AikBeng Chia. Driven by a musing on the bonds of human social behavior in public spaces linked together by multicentric municipalities, these images of the mundane everyday life may not mean much now but it gives a glimpse of how ordinary Singaporeans lived for the future generation.
All the photographs are captured with the Leica Q2 Monochrom.
THROUGH THE SALARYMAN'S EYE
10.10.20 - 09.12.20 | Jiro Kochi
Jiro Kochi (1927-2010) was a salaryman who lived in Takanodai, Tokyo with his wife and three children. He had a lifelong passion for photography and went everywhere with his camera. Over six decades, he took more than 85,000 images of his family, his daily commute to work, the people he encountered, the places he frequented, and anything that caught his curious eye. Significantly, his photographs offered a glimpse into Tokyo life from the 1950s to 1980s, and captured the signs and symbols of Japan in its boom years.
17.01.20 - 31.03.20 | Adele Chan
Face Value is a series of portraits featuring “influencers” and “girls of Instagram”. It throws the spotlight on the changing face of media; how traditional media is being replaced by faces, and how society — including the media — constantly judge these faces, placing values on them. On this topic, Adele created a series of pictures with notable personalities from Singapore's social media generation, captured with the Leica M10-P. Adele Chan is an Editor, Author and Photographer based in Singapore, with close to 20 years of experience in the media industry.
10.11.19 - 13.01.20 | Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry decided on China as his first official location to take photographs with the Leica SL2. Conveying a sense of naturalness and confidence, the photographs were like a seamless, uninterrupted flow which continues from his previous Chinese experience. McCurry was the first recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award in 2011 and has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest amongst dozens of others.
FACES OF YANGON
11.10.19 - 31.01.20 | Steve Golden | Leica Marina Bay Sands
Faces of Yangon began with one haunting image of a monk made by Steve Golden on a weekend trip to Yangon in 2015.The image inspired what would become a two-year project. Photographer Steve Golden travelled to Yangon frequently, exploring every street, seeking the heart of Asia’s last authentic city on the brink of explosive change.
13.09.19 - 01.11.19 | STASH & Jahan Loh
The exhibition documents current developments and thoughts from 2 cities exactly 12 hours apart, highlighting fundamental questions by examining the basic philosophical concepts of Time, Space and Existence.
30.08.19 - 08.10.19 | Tham Kok Leong | Leica Marina Bay Sands
Tham Kok Leong began his photography journey when he was 7 years old, after trying his father’s Leica M3 and 50mm Summicron Rigid. He first visited the Tsukiji Fish Market in 2014 and returned almost every year to photograph it. The exhibition is the culmination of more than 10 years photographing in and around the market using five different generations of Leica M cameras.
22.08.19 - 10.09.19 | Michael Lee
On his sixth trip to Cambodia, Michael Lee, with a Leica CL, revisited the majestic Angkor Wat and the villages around Siem Reap, photographing the people who went about their daily lives unaffected by the bustling tourist activities. Proceeds from the sale of prints will benefit the Little Angel Orphanage and Khmer Art Centre.
DIA DE MUERTOS
24.05.19 - 30.08.19 | Michael Lee | Leica Marina Bay Sands
Around the world, many societies hold festivals to honor their ancestors, but there is one place where an event takes on a special magnitude and proportion. That place is Mexico – a 3,500-year-old civilization that is rich with a pre-colonization culture that survives until this very day. Wielding his Leica CL and Leica Q, Francisco Marin returns to his hometown to document the Day of the Dead.
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
16.05.19 - 12.08.19 | Rosalynn Tay
Inspired by soft, lyrical vignettes, “Dream a Little Dream” is a series by Rosalynn Tay that echoes the poetic hues created with the Leica M camera and Noctilux lens. The photographer is a wanderer of life, exploring the world to capture moments of beauty in a painterly grace. Her dreams and the fleeting moments of nostalgia marry to form an intimate union.
LEICA Q2: METAMORPHOSIS
26.04.19 - 14.05.19 | Hosanna Swee
This exhibition evokes a conversation on duality through Japan's evolving landscape – micro and macro, what’s given and what’s made. It narrates the constant growth in an individual, portraying a sense of reincarnation from one frame to another, which constantly alters with time, yet still keeping to its sense of individuality. In this case, Japan is the subject. Photography is fundamentally a time based medium. And this series fundamentally draws back to Hosanna's journey in photography — who she is, right now, is the process of editing and becoming.
LEICA Q2: @FOREVERHUNGRYTOUR IN BANGKOK
05.04.19 - 23.04.19 | Chooee
The concept of @Foreverhungrytour sprang from the interest of documenting culinary stories through the hungry lens of Chooee. He comes from a background of documenting street culture and fashion and shoots his food in the same style. Shot entirely with the Leica Q2, this exhibition takes you to the old side of Bangkok city, where the light, colours and food have their own unique charm. Each photo represents a story which inter-links to another.
LEICA Q2: SINGKARPOR
07.03.19 - 02.04.19 | AikBeng Chia
Also known as ABC, AikBeng Chia started photographing in 2008. His vivid and gritty images focusing on the daily lives of people on the streets of Singapore have earned him a strong following of well over 30,000 on Instagram. ABC’s photographs have been exhibited and published internationally. In 2015, he launched his “SingKarPor” Book, and of the thousands of photos taken since 2011, his carefully curated work includes a special feature on the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, an event which saw an unprecedented outpouring of emotion from normally reserved Singaporeans. Driven by a musing based on the bonds of human social behaviour in public spaces, and linked together by multicentric municipalities, SingKarPor continues to be an ongoing project for AikBeng.
BIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS
22.08.19 - 10.09.19 | Michael Lee
Author and record-breaking birder Noah Strycker captured his birding experiences with a Leica V-Lux camera. In 2015, Noah Strycker set himself a lofty goal: to become the first person to see half the world’s 10,000 bird species in one year. For 365 days, with a backpack, binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, he traveled across 41 countries and all seven continents, eventually spotting 6,042 species—setting a new world record. Venturing deep into a world of chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, conservation triumphs, and ecological devastation, Noah found scores of birds and bird lovers everywhere he went. He shares his photos and stories daily with a worldwide audience on his Audubon Birding Without Borders blog. Noah’s images evoke the grace, beauty, diversity, and freedom of the birds that share our world.