Depth of Field

Vee Speers / SIPF

Vee Speers' The Birthday Party, Untitled #21 (2007) is among the work featured at the SIPF

With the rise of affordable digital cameras, these days anyone can click a shutter and produce a technically competent picture. So it's appropriate that the first-ever Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), set to take place from Oct. 8 to 31, took an egalitarian approach to submissions. "Our curators went through a blind selection process, and to lower barriers to entry, we [decided to] undertake the printing of all the works," says Gwen Lee, the festival's director and founder of the 2902 photography gallery. It's a generous move by the not-for-profit festival, given that a digital print of around 10...

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