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Local photography collective OKB celebrates film photography in exhibition from May 14 to 16

The 120X120 exhibition celebrates the 120th anniversary of medium format film photography.

Nurul Mardhiah

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Published: 11 May 2022, 2:43 PM

In celebration of the 120th anniversary of the medium format in film photography, OKB, a local photography collective, is hosting the 120X120 exhibition. 

The exhibition will be held from May 14 to 16 at The Glass Hut, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, and aims to expose and educate Singapore of the medium format of film photography. 

First invented in 1901 by Kodak, the format is still used in film photography today. 

The 120X120 exhibition features 120 photos collated from passionate photographers across the globe during an international open call that OKB hosted back in February. 

For a small fee of $5, visitors will get access to view these photos that promise to showcase the beauty of the medium format. The exhibition is open from 1pm to 9.30pm.

OKB has also prepared several different activities for visitors during their visit to the exhibition. A highlight is The Glass Hut Vintage Retro Market where visitors can browse and purchase retro and vintage themed items. 

Visitors can also take a picture to commemorate their visit the old fashioned way at the Flash at Night Film Photo Booth for just $5 a picture. The market and the photo booth opens from 1pm to 9.30pm. 

Another event highlight that visitors can look forward to is the Build and Shoot Pinhole Camera Workshop. There, visitors will be introduced to the concept of camera obscura and get hands-on experience with developing photographs in a darkroom. 

The fee for this workshop is $30, inclusive of materials needed for the workshop and admission to the photo exhibition. The workshop will be held on Sunday (May 15) from 12pm to 2pm, 2.30pm to 4.30pm, and 5pm to 7pm. 

Visitors will have to sign up and make payments for the photo exhibition and the different events here before attending. 

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