The Malaysian Cultural Show – Malaysia, Truly Asia themed   Leave a comment

As this is the concert or more a cultural show for our overseas visitors to the 24th FAPA Congress 2014 Penang, it shall deemed uncivilized to shoot from the stage even as official photographers. I shot from quite a distance from the stage. I was shooting from the Clansmen Temple of the Khoo Kongsi at Canon Square, George Town, Penang. As usual, with the early sign of Alzheimer setting in, I forgot my tripod or perhaps it was too heavy to tug along with me. Anyway, I make do by setting my camera, Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 70 – 200 mm lens, on top of the stone turban of the Sikh statue at the Temple. An excellent support I should say myself. The resulting products are displayed for your view. Hope you like these hand-held photos of my night photography outing or rather assignment.

SP Lim
FAPA is the Federation of Asian Photographic Art organization.

Federation of Asian Photographic Art (“FAPA”) is an organization for All Asian photographers. Back in 1964, Professor Chin-San Long attended a Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique (“FIAP”) conference and found himself the only Asian photographer in the event, he then corresponded with fellow Asian photographer to form a regional organization with the same objectives.

The organization, blessed by fellow photographers, was officially founded in Taipei on November 25, 1966. The first congress was attended by sixty delegates from nine Asian counties; the opening ceremony had a great honor of having vice president his excellency Mr. Yen Chia-Kan as a guest speaker. Professor Chin-San Long was elected as the first president. Professor Long was later recognized as permanent honorable president of FAPA.

FAPA now has 39 members from 19 countries. The organization holds Congresses once every two year, each and every member country takes turn to host the event. In the past forty years, FAPA has held congresses in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Sabah, Bangkok, Brunei, Penang, Kaohsiung, Hochimint city, Yunan and Guizhou. The president of the host country acts as the president of the Congress, the President of previous and next Congress hosting country act as the Vice President of the Congress. The Secretariat is located in Taipei City, Mr. Chow Chee-Kong is the current secretary general, who is responsible for the day to day operations of the Federation.

The main objectives of Federation of Asian Photographic Art are to provide a forum for Asian photographers to get together studying photographic techniques as well as promoting photographic arts. In every congress, we have photo tours, seminars, lectures and exhibitions. More than three hundred delegates attend the once-every-two-year event. The organization has grown to the fourth largest photographic society in the world.


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