Short Courses

New! Photography and Southeast Asia: A History

This online course begins with the keywords of ‘photography’ and ‘Southeast Asia’. Join Zhang Wubin, a Singapore writer who makes photograph, publications and exhibitions, for a course where he draws connections between the two through a series of lectures, open-ended discussions and Q&A sessions.

The course uses photography as a medium to experience and understand different aspects of Southeast Asia – from the intimacy of family photographs (cultures) to the social histories of Singapore and Malaya (histories), from the effects of colonialism and nationalism to the imagining of ethnicity (politics).




No. of classes Days Dates Time
7 Every Sat 11 Feb – 25 Mar 2023 10:00am – 12:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

Laptop and writing materials

Who should attend

Writers, photographers, editors, writers, researchers, librarians, curators, cultural workers, students and general public interested in the cultures, histories, politics and art of Southeast Asia and/or those who want to use photography as a medium to understand the immediate environment and the world. 

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit


Note: Course fee not inclusive of application fee and GST.