This series explores how one’s extreme familiarity with his environment can actually become a psychological entrapment. Singapore is so small that as Singaporeans, there is a dearth of novelty or “strangeness” in our surroundings. The series also explores how the Internet is then a medium in which Singaporean youths escape or perceive the world beyond.
The irony is that this dream is nonetheless an artificial construct. What is most revealing is how the Internet keeps us within a search bubble, constructing the way we perceive the world. Images appropriated online are not representative of the places. This reveals the incongruity between what is actual and what is being represented, and how the image is simply a projection.
— Benjamin Ziggy Lee
These composite images—created from the portraits of heads of state—embody the changing faces of power across cultures, countries and eras.
Utilizing salvaged photographs found in the wreckage of the 2011 Japanese tsunami disaster, this unique catalogue conveys the power of the personal snapshot to humanize tragedy. One of our favorite catalogues from 2014.
Amsterdam opens its doors and gives itself over to the world of photography. Come see our editors' picks of some of the highlights that will be on display—though we hope it's only the beginning of your exploration of what the fair has to offer!
Here is some of the best photography we've discovered in 2014 — we want to share it with you and photography lovers everywhere!