convergence

Convergence

RM90

Wei Leng Tay
2013. Published by Author.
Hardcover, 23cm x 28.4cm, 124 pages
50+ colour photographs
ISBN 9789810757625

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Product Description

Convergence is a book by artist Wei Leng Tay, an ethnic Chinese Singaporean. Comprising of 65 images, it is an intimate look at various segments of the Chinese community in Singapore and Malaysia.

This book questions and records the changes current generations experience as they grow increasingly distant from their grandparents’ homeland, as attitudes and values shift with each generation. It also looks at how this Chinese community has evolved with characteristics shaped by the co-dependent history, and social landscapes particular to Singapore and Malaysia.

Convergence explores the ways of life and relationships of these people and reflects the ideas of race, heritage and language that are ingrained in the community. The people that Tay photographs for the project convey a contemporary take on the Chinese in her larger circle, free from the nostalgia and iconography commonly used to identify segments of the Chinese Diaspora.

About the Author

Wei Leng Tay has worked in editorial photography for more than a decade. She has photographed on assignment for publications such as Time, Fortune, and the New York Times Magazine, and has also worked as a photo editor for Time and the Far Eastern Economic Review, among others. 

Editorial Reviews

This book questions and records the changes current generations experience as they grow increasingly distant from their grandparents’ homeland, as attitudes and values shift with each generation. It also looks at how this Chinese community has evolved with characteristics shaped by the co-dependent history, and social landscapes particular to Singapore and Malaysia. www.objectifs.com.sg

First of all, this is a beautiful and very quiet book. The simplicity of the cover makes us want to discover it.  What she shows us here is a kind of self-portrait in the thickness of the time . . . What it means to be Chinese in Singapore. Christer Ek

Additional Information

Weight 1100 g
Dimensions 23 x 28.4 x 2 cm