PICTURES can tell a thousand words especially when through the camera lens of photojournalists.
Recently, the Photojournalism and the Imaging of Modern Malaysia: Mile-stones in the last 50 Years photography exhibition was launched at Galeri Petronas on Level Three in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
Among the most famous photo in media archives is that of our first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman raising his clenched fist in the air as a sign of victory in front of a massive crowd at Stadium Merdeka and shouting “merdeka.”
In fact, this exhibition is instructive of how the reading and forging of Malaysia’s history, is in the making, not just of professional historians gathering years after an event.
A total of 100 images from the archives of a local newspaper company are on display at the exhibition.
In conjunction with this premier exhibition, Galeri Petronas also lined up some interesting public programmes for the visitors such as special talks, a panel discussion and photography workshop conducted by renowned photojournalist, Eric Peris until April 28.
The exhibition is open to the public until May 20 at Galeri Petronas on Level Three Suria KLCC.
The exhibition is open from 10am to 8pm daily expect Mondays. Admission is free.