Manit Sriwanichpoom, one of Thailand's most influential photographers and visual artists, will speak about how his views on photography have changed over his years of art-making and exhibiting. He will address how this has influenced his art and curatorial practice, why exhibitions continue to be important, and what he considers when he exhibits work.
In doing so, Manit will look back at a practice spanning decades, with special reference to personal projects including Rediscovering Forgotten Thai Masters of Photography, a curatorial project that involved years of research and contributed towards a wider understanding of the role of photographic images in modern Thai society.
This event is part of a series of talks presented by Objectifs about ways of looking and understanding photography and film in Singapore and Southeast Asia, through the eyes of key practitioners, curators and writers.
Manit Sriwanichpoom (b. 1961) is one of Thailand's leading photo artists. His works have been exhibited internationally and are part of important museums including in the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris), DZ Bank (Germany), Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (USA), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Queensland Art Gallery (Australia), National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum.
In 2007, he was awarded the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Prize from Japan and in 2014 the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by French Ministry of Culture. He currently teaches photography at Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.