Photo exhibition at mall depicts nation’s beauty and diversity

One of the works on display at the exhibition.

NIKON Malaysia recently announced its support towards the photo exhibition organised by Mid Valley Megamall, which will run until Sept 22.

The exhibition, titled “Our Legacy”, held in conjunction with Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day celebrations, honours the diversity found in Malaysia, in terms of the people, cultures, celebrations, lifestyles and places of worship, among others.

Of the 56 photographs on display at the exhibition depicting life in Malaysia since independence, 16 are provided by Nikon.

The 16 photographs were taken by 10 photographers and photojournalists in Malaysia, including Dr Teh Ban Hup, Dome Nikong, Jason Matthew Tye, winner for Best Picture in the North Borneo Photo Contest 2011/12 Hii Yii Kuong and Nikon Club members Aswad Yahya and Mohd Fakhrul Anwar Shaipuddin.

Nikon consumer products marketing general manager David Ng said, “We are truly proud to be associated with this photo exhibition in Mid Valley Megamall.

“We believe that pictures have their place in bringing society together in so many ways,” he added.

The poignant images provided by Nikon for the exhibition depict various facets of Malaysian life, seen through the eyes of the “ordinary man”.

These include a heartwarming image of a child enjoying the cool seawater on a warm day while on a makeshift raft in her fishing village; a rarely seen image of a Chinese opera singer putting on her makeup before a performance and a Hindu devotee bearing the kavadi during the annual Thaipusam festival.

Through these photos, Malaysians are able to get closer and reminisce the rich legacy that our ancestors have left behind, that truly make Malaysians who they are.

Nikon also has ingrained into its operations a strong passion to develop budding photographers, in addition to instilling a love for photography in Malaysians.

Nikon Malaysia organises various initiatives such as its annual photography competition, and the Nikon Club, which organises excursions and workshops for members.

One recent activity was a visit to a Ramadan Bazaar during the fasting month.

Visitors can catch the exhibition from the North to South stretch of the mall’s Ground Floor to the 3rd Floor (North) and 3rd Floor Mezzanine.

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