Bersih 3.0 through the eyes of many
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — While the authorities and organisers argue about the number of people who attended Bersih 3.0 and who started the violence that marred the generally peaceful protest that fateful Saturday, a group of photographers want you to see what they saw on April 28, 2012.
Professional photographer Vignes Balasingam, a co-organiser of Fotoprojek: Bersih 3.0/ Retrospective, says that this exhibition is aimed to encourage people to look at things differently.
“This exhibition challenges people to think. Photographs are subjective and we at Fotoprojek don’t take sides but show photos as they are.
“We are putting the photographs together sensibly to allow individual thinking in the public sphere. The photographs are not for sale but we will connect the potential buyer to the photographer if necessary,” said Balasingam.
This grassroots photo exhibition is entirely self-funded and non-partisan. Fotoprojek: Bersih 3.0/Retrospective will be launched tomorrow at 3pm at Pusat Rakyat Loyarburok and will be held at two other venues including Pusat Rakyat Loyarburok.
The exhibition, which will run till June 3, features over 250 photos from around the world as Bersih 3.0 was held in many other countries on the same day.
There will also be curated tours on May 26 and 27 as well as June 2 and 3 (11am and 3pm). The curators are photographers themselves who will give you a rough idea of the project and behind-the-scenes information.
Photographs from the exhibition are destroyed after the event due to copyright reasons so you better not miss out on this opportunity. The different venues of the exhibition will take the viewer through various events on that day so each venue is unique.
Opening hours are from Monday to Sunday, 11am-5pm. For more information, check out Fotoprojek: Bersih 3.0/Retrospective’s Facebook event page.