Architecture & photography of the pioneer generation

by | September 6, 2017

Submit an old picture of a building or built area.


Architecture and Photography of the Pioneer Generation exhibition during Archifest 2017.

Lots of change has happened in our built environment. If you have an old photograph of a building or built area that is significant to you stashed away, consider bringing it out and submitting it to the Archifest 2017, a festival organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects. This particular segment called Architecture & Photography of the Pioneer Generation is being curated by John Clang, a New York-based Singaporean photographer and visual artist, and the photographs will be on display at the DECK at Prinsep Street from October 4 to 15.

The picture can come from a mobile phone camera, an old-fashioned film camera or a medium-format camera, and it can be of a place you grew up in or a place that is undergoing massive change – a building being built or being demolished. It can be a well-used place or an award-winning building that you admire. It can be a building that is controversial, or long-forgotten. It can also be a building that exists in the public’s imagination for a long time, but you wish to examine it from a different viewpoint. You can even work with someone younger to submit your impressions.

Submissions must be sent in by September 24 and you have to be 55 years or above. The photograph can be of any size or resolution and a caption is necessary and in any language. Each person can submit only one entry. Submit it by mail to Archifest 2017 Open Call Photography, 79 Neil Rd, Singapore 088904, or by e-mail to: For large files, upload via Submission should include your name and names of people you collaborated with, as well as your address and contact number.

Those who submit will get vouchers and invitations to the inaugural Archi-Feast, the opening event for Archifest 2017, featuring a sumptuous potluck-style architecturalised meal created by architects.


(** PHOTO CREDIT: Ryan Ng.)



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