Bugis Street: Artist Talk by Alain Soldeville
Artist Talk by Alain Soldeville
Date: 3 Dec 14, (Wednesday)
Admission: Free (Pre-registration required)
In the early 1980, French photographer Alain Soldeville came to Singapore, went about in Bugis Street and started a photography project he did not plan for. He started photographing the transgendered community in Bugis Street and now these photos show a side of Singapore history that many might not be familiar with.
Taken mainly at night, these photos show the girls on the streets as well as in their apartments. Explaining the photos, Soldeville says, “Looking back, I believe I meant those photos to be portraits of these people I had come to consider friends, wishing to show their fragility, their humanity rather than documenting a situation, news style.”
Join us in this talk, as he speaks about this project, his experiences and the process of creating this piece of history.
About Alain Soldeville
Alain Soldeville became a member of ANA Photo Agency in 1987. He has travelled in Europe and Asia for French and international magazines (Stern, New York Times, Newsweek, Geo, National Geographic France, Vogues men, Figaro magazine, Marie-claire…). He became a member of Rapho Agency in 1990. In 2011, he joined Paris-based photography collective Picturetank. For the past ten years, he has worked extensively in Thailand, making work related to globalisation. His work has been exhibited in Europe and in Asia.