Seeing Silence Speaking

loading

Adam Tan, award-winning photographer, grasps moments otherwise unheard.

Twenty-five photographs, some in colour but most in breathtaking black and white, adorned the walls of the Camera Museum earlier this year. This is part of the “Here in this Silence” exhibition by award-winning photographer Adam Tan. His work is a dreamy encounter between the horizon and the sea through soothing, slow shutter speed capture; the landscapes become dreamscapes, and familiar places transform into the beginning of inner journeys. 

With long hair and a calm and deeply intelligent face, Tan gives me a tour of his exhibition. “I believe that silence speaks its own language,” he says. “Like that Simon and Garfunkel song, silence has the power to talk Adam Tan, award-winning photographer, grasps moments otherwise unheard.


To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.



Related Articles

PROFILE
Oct 2010

Penang girl Judy heads UN Peacebuilders

Judy Cheng-Hopkins chats with pem about her humanitarian work over the decades.

PROFILE
Apr 2011

Giving Guests More

Marco Battistotti, general manager of E&O Hotel, chats with PEM about his globe-spanning career, and what draws him to Penang.

PROFILE
Feb 2013

WU LIEN-TEH The father of modern medicine in China

A highly respected plague fighter, Dr Wu Lien-Teh remains largely unknown amongst his fellow Penangites.