The Click Project: Seeing beyond labels

  • Arts
  • Saturday, 12 Jul 2014

A photography exhibition seeks to bring visitors on a visual tour of social stigma.

"It's impossible to completely eradicate social stigma,” 20-year-old Jonathan Yip concedes some time into our interview. The statement does border on being overtly cynical coming from the young college student and freelance photographer, considering he's part of The Click Project – Who I Am, a photography exhibition and awareness campaign that seeks to highlight that very issue.

But Yip and his peers – Azizul Hadiyan Osman, Clifford Tan and Bryan Cheng – believe they can lessen the severity of social stigmas. Hence, their decision to highlight the topic as part of their final year project at IACT College. The Klang Valley natives are part of a team of 27 students who are collaborating with NGOs like Save One’s Sight Mission, Suria Society, 1stronghand, Sutra Dance Theatre and the National Cancer Society Malaysia to hold the exhibition.

Body image activist Tantiyana Sutan Shahril has empowered herself and manages the local bazaar Fat Is Fab.

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