Wednesday July 25, 2012
Photos capture many historical moments, says ex-serviceman
By LO TERN CHERN
FORMER Australian serviceman, John Farrow, 71, braved the heavy rain just to be among the early birds at the ‘Hotshots: 40 years of great news images by The Star photographers’ exhibition.
He said he was glad that the company has allowed the public to view the photo gallery during his holidays in Penang.
“I come to Penang often, and I’m glad that The Star is finally allowing the public to view the news photos taken by great photographers.
“Most of the photos have lots of historical moments where we can learn from and reflect on how the nation was born,” said Farrow at the exhibition at The Star Pitt St. in Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling.
Another couple, Julia Zolyomi, 22, and Matyas Bitay, 21, both from Budapest, Hungary, also did not want to miss the exhibition during their one-day stay in George Town.
“It is interesting to see the variety of photos of Malaysia.
“There are just too many photos to go through in such a short period,” said Julia.
The duo plan to later visit Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Singapore before returning home.
Meanwhile, Graham Herbert, 65, and friend Wendy Kerr, 77, both from Queensland, Australia, also took the opportunity to visit the exhibition during their winter break here.
Herbert toured the upper floor before bringing the Hotshot book down for Kerr as she has difficulty climbing the stairs.
“Overall, the exhibition was interesting and worth the visit. Hopefully, they can add more disabled-friendly amenities there,” said Herbert.
“I love the photos. They are not just ordinary photos but photos that record time and happenings,” said Kerr.
Later in the evening, more visitors were spotted visiting the photo exhibition.
Among the photographs on display are from the coffeetable book ‘Hotshots’ which contains some of the best images captured by The Star’s award-winning photographers.
The book was published to mark the paper’s 40th anniversary last year.
The photography exhibition will end on Aug 12.
It is open from 10am to 6pm daily at Level 1 of The Star Pitt St. at 15, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling.