Collection of Joy


Collection of Joy is a series of black and white photographs that Mr Lim Kwong Ling shot in Singapore during the 60s and 70s using his Hasselblad camera. This collection of images documents scenes of the daily lives of Singaporeans between the 60s and 70s, and was assembled for the readers with the hope that it would evoke feelings of love and loss, that recount the struggle of a young country out to define its own destiny, that tell a story of a man’s romance with the rapidly transforming, and now unrecognisable cityscape of Singapore.

About Mr Lim Kwong Ling:

Mr Lim Kwong Ling (b.1932) has been an active member of the photographic community in Singapore, leading and promoting exchanges between photographers from Singapore, China, and Southeast Asia. He is one of the founders of the Photo-Art Association of Singapore and has also led the Federation of Asia Photographic Art (FAPA) Conference in Singapore. Mr Lim himself has exhibited at the Singapore Empress Place Museum and the Cultural Palace of Nationalities, Beijing, to high acclaim. Many of his works are also permanently archived in the Singapore National Gallery.

BY Lim Kwong Ling
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2012
DETAILS Hardcover
29.3cm x 30.7cm
LANGUAGE English, Mandarin


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