Symposium Schedule

DAY 1 Friday, 19 May 2017
18:30 – 19:30 : Registration Opens
19:30 – 19:45 Welcome speech : Steven Lee
19:45 – 20:30 Presenter 1 : Zhuang Wubin
20:30 – 22:00 Dinner and gathering, paid bar

DAY 2 Saturday, 20 May, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 Presenter 2 : Eiffel Chong
11:00 – 11:30 Focus Group briefing
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 13:00 Presenter 3 : Jessica Lim
13.00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Presenter 3 : Daniel Boetker-Smith

15:00 – 15:30 Free time

15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 Presenter 4 : Naoko Ohta
17:00 – 18:00 Open dialogue & Focus Groups feedback

Day 3 Sunday 21 May, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 Presenter 5 : Wawi Navarozza
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Presenter 6 : Takeki Sugiyama
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Presenter 7 : Laura El-Tantawy
15:00 – 16:00 Focus Group Summary
16:00 – 17:30 Break + Open Portfolio Viewing

Finally, after some 7 months of planning, the Symposium weekend approaches, and in only 2 week’s time, we will meet for the first time in Kuala Lumpur. For the delegates that are joining, here is the schedule of presenters for the weekend.

We hope to see you soon!


Presenters – Update

Block your weekend : 19-21 May, 2017

We have lined up a special selection of presenters for the Symposium, each will be speaking about their area of speciality and personal experiences, centred on the weekend theme of Photography Education and Opportunities. This first and one-off symposium is targeted at all photography followers in the region, students and lecturers, keen enthusiasts and hobbyists – to discuss the importance of formal education and highlight the exposure opportunities for young and emerging photographers.

Come and listen to discussions about photography degrees or diplomas; their practicalities and shortcomings; attending workshops or festivals and self-study opportunities. We also need your feedback and ideas so that we can help formulate future plans to cater for specific requirements going forward.

In addition to the presenters, we have also invited key personalities from Malaysia and Singapore to lead focus groups and further share their points of view with the delegates over the entire weekend. Kevin WY Lee from IPA, Vignes Balasingam form Obscura Festival, Che’ Ahmad Azhar amongst others will be present.

Get your Delegates tickets now – attendance is only for ticket holders.

More information HERE





プレゼンターたちに加えて、議論をリードしてくれる、マレーシア、シンガポールの写真界のキーパーソンである、Invisible Photographer AsiaのKevin WY Lee、Obuscura Festival のVignes Balasingam、Che’ Ahmad Azharらが参加予定。




‘This symposium provides a platform to address the current provisions of photography education in Malaysia and the region, both formal and informal channels, as well as outlining opportunities available to practitioners within the fine art and documentary genres.’

Photography Education and Opportunities

May 19 – 21, 2017
The KL Journal Hotel
Kuala Lumpur



Are you thinking of studying photography? What do you learn in a typical photography degree? How important is it to have a formal photography degree to become a successful photographer? What do you expect from a photography degree course? What about attending workshops and self-study courses?

[Japanese text below]

Exposure+ Workshops presents the first Photo Symposium Asia, a weekend event on Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May 2017 at The KL Journal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This symposium provides a platform to address the current provisions of photography education in Malaysia and the region, both formal and informal channels, as well as outlining opportunities available to practitioners within the fine art and documentary genres.

The event will include presentations by industry leaders – educators, festival directors, working photographers; projections; panel discussions and focus group dialogues. Confirmed speakers include Takeki Sugiyama, Festival Director, Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival and director of RAIEC; Laura El-Tantawy, documentary photographer, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize nominee 2016; Eiffel Chong, fine art photographer and educator; Wawi Navarroza, photographer; Naoko Ohta, curator and event organiser, KLEE Inc Tokyo; Jessica Lim, Angkor Photo Festival, Asia Coordinator; Zhuang Wubin, photographer, educator and researcher; Daniel Boetker-Smith, Course Director, Photography Studies College, Melbourne.

Delegates are encouraged to join in the discussions to help shape strategies moving forward.  Focus Groups led by special guests and delegates will be able to engage in dialogue, feedback and recommendations on the topics discussed.

The event will begin with an informal reception dinner on Friday 19th, and will end with a table top Open Portfolio Viewing by selected delegates on Sunday, 21st.

Special guests invited include Vignes Balasingam, Director, Obscura Festival; Kevin WY LeeInvisible Photographer Asia; Alex Moh, Nikon Centre, Malaysia; Ashraf Saharudin, Fotografika & KLPF; Jessica Syefry Moniz, photojournalist; Jessica Chan, Editor-in-Chief, PCP Publications; Li Li Chung, Exactly Foundation; Fadhil Kamarudin, Lecturer, UiTM; Patrick Low, World’s First certified 3D Master by Master Photographers Association and others.

See Presenters Profiles


Delegate / Standard   $80.00 (RM 350.00)

Delegate / Early Bird / Student   $56.00 (RM250.00)

Entry includes full symposium events, opening dinner, coffee breaks, light snacks, welcome pack.

Tickets will be on sale in January 2017. Limited Early Bird places.


Register your interest now, and get notified with updates HERE.



@クアラルンプール KL Journal Hotel

2017年5月19日ー21日の週末、マレーシア・クアラルンプールのKL Journal Hotelにおいて、Exposure+ Workshopsは、第一回写真シンポジウムを行います。シンポジウムは現在のアジア地域での写真教育について、またファインアート/ドキュメンタリー写真家にとっての機会や可能性を提示いたします。

シンポジウムでは、Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 六甲写真祭ディレクター杉山武毅氏、 ドキュメンタリー写真家でDeutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prizeに2016年ノミネートされたLaura El-Tantawy氏、ファインアートの写真家であり教育者でもあるEiffel Chong氏、写真家Wawi NavarrozaKLEE Inc Tokyoキュレーター・オーガナイザーの太田菜穂子氏、Angkor Photo FestivalアジアコーディネーターのJessica Lim氏、写真家であり教育者、リサーチャーであるZhuang Wubin氏,メルボルンのPhotography Studies CollegeコースディレクターであるDaniel Boetker-Smith氏などがプレゼンターとして登壇予定。

スペシャルゲストにObscura FestivalディレクターVignes Balasingam Invisible Photographer Asia主催者のKevin WY LeeマレーシアニコンセンターのAlex Moh、 Fotografika & KLPFの Ashraf Saharudin氏,フォトジャーナリストのJessica Syefry Moniz、PCP Publications編集長のJessica Chan氏、Exactly FoundationのLi Li Chung氏、 UiTMで教鞭をとるFadhil Kamarudin 世界初のMaster by Master Photographers Association3DマスターPatrick Low氏 他。





参加費 スタンダード 80ドル(RM350)

参加費 早期割引/学割 56ドル(RM250)