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©Carole Mills Noronha
Photographing intimacy requires trust between the photographer and the subject, as the camera becomes an intrusive object breaking that very moment it intends to capture.
This year's theme seeks portraits that depict the concepts of a much-photographed genre - the closeness of space and time, the weight of memory we fall back to, and the subconscious desires which set off an emotional response. Intimacy can be many things to many people and yet in photography, we see it as a vital ingredient or requirement as to what is an engaging portrait. Intimacy means stepping into unknown and unfamiliar territory, allowing instinct and beauty to take over.
Self-portraits are in essence the ultimate in intimacy portraits where the roles of the creator and the created are one and the same.
Sarah Gilbert is features picture editor for The Guardian with over 20 years experience. Previously she was a picture editor at Conde Nast and Guardian US Photo Editor. She has been a juror on a number of leading photography competitions, conducts portfolio reviews at international photo festivals and is a mentor on the Women Photograph programme. Her specific areas of interest include documentary and long-form photography, and she commissions portraits around the world and loves to encourage new talent. @sarahgilbertguardian
Yasuyoshi Chiba is Agence France-Presse’s (AFP) Chief Photographer for East Africa and the Indian Ocean, currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. After studying photography at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, he started working as a staff photographer for the national newspaper, Asahi Shimbun. He became a freelance photographer, moved to Kenya in 2007, and joined AFP in Brazil in 2011. He was awarded numerous international contests, including World Press Photo, Photographer of the Year International and Bayeux Calvados-Normandy War Correspondents’ Award. Recently, he was chosen as Agency Photographer of the Year 2021 by the Guardian picture desk.
Danaé Panchaud is an exhibition curator and lecturer specialising in photography. From 2018 to 2021 she was the director and curator of the Photoforum Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland, and has been the director of the Centre de la photographie Genève since January 2022. Danaé trained in photography at the Vevey School of Photography before completing a bachelor’s degree in visual arts with a specialisation in curatorial practices at HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design. She studied museology at Birkbeck, University of London, earning a master’s degree in 2017. She has held positions in several Swiss institutions in the fields of contemporary art, design and science, including the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, the Gallery SAKS in Geneva and the mudac in Lausanne. As a freelance curator, Danaé has curated exhibitions for several Swiss museums, independent spaces and galleries, and written critical texts for monographs of contemporary artists, thematic publications, and exhibition catalogues. www.danaepanchaud.net @danaepanchaud Portrait by Anne Morgenstern
Sharmin is an independent art curator working in the Malaysian visual arts scene, with an interest rooted in the potential of collaborative art projects to engage wider audiences through experience, thought and discourse. For 10 years (and counting), she has conceived and implemented over 30 visual arts exhibitions and projects to date. In addition, Sharmin oversees the arts programming at Temu House, a privately run. inclusive and accessible art space. Full-time, she works with Astro Malaysia as VP International/Kids & VOD Content, keeping up to date with current social events and popular culture that drives digital and broadcast content from movies, TV series and fast-paced online formats. www.temu.my
This year we will be awarding the following prize monies to 7 photographers decided by the panel of judges :
1ST PRIZE $2,000.00
2ND PRIZE $1,000.00
3RD PRIZE $500.00
$250.00 x 4 JUDGE'S CHOICE PRIZE
40 photographers including the winners will have their portraits printed and exhibited at TEMU HOUSE, an intimate gallery space on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur from 8 September to 1 October, 2023 and will be part of the Exposure+ Photo festival schedule.
Each photographer may enter up to 10 images per submission, as follows :
1 image $15.00
2 images $30.00
3 - 5 images $50.00
6 - 10 images $75.00
Each photographer may only submit twice to the KLPA2023.
Please submit through the Picter entry system below :
For cash/online banking entries for Malaysians, please see FAQs section.
1 February 2023
30 April 2023
15 June 2023
Preparation for Exhibition
Exhibition opens at Temu House