Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore – A Photographic Record


Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore: A Photographic Record is an evocative interplay of photos and texts, a tribute to a pioneer woman photographer, Marjorie Doggett. Born in England, Doggett was a self-taught photographer who arrived in Singapore in early 1947, a city she would call home until her death.

Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore features many of Doggett’s unpublished photographs alongside newly restored images from Characters of Lightthe first photo book to fully portray Singapore’s urban setting and architecture. Published in 1957, and reissued in 1985, the book was a pioneer: in its depiction of Singapore’s city and as the first local photographic book by a woman.

Accompanying these photos are Edward Stokes’s historical and personal texts. Together, the photos and narrative offer an entirely new presentation of Singapore, through the prism of Doggett’s life, inspiration, and methods. It is a fitting tribute to a woman whose talents contributed significantly to the preservation of Singapore’s historic architecture.

About Edward Stokes

Edward Stokes studied at Oxford University. A photographer and writer, his special interest is presenting, with texts that reflect the times, photographs taken in the mid-twentieth century. Stokes’ many books have been widely praised.

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BY Edward Stokes and Marjorie Doggett
YEAR 2019
DETAILS Hardback, 204pp
25.4 x 28 cm

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