Wednesday August 1, 2012
Mate, this exhibition deserves the thumbs up!
By CAVINA LIM
TRAVEL enthusiast Lawrence Green describes the photographs displayed at the ‘Hotshots: 40 years of great news images by The Star photographers’ exhibition as “first class” as it effectively captures the history of Penang, Malaysia and the world.
Having travelled regularly to Penang and the rest of Malaysia since 1973, he said the exhibition made him feel as if he was looking back to the past.
“My first trip to Penang was in 1973 and there was no Komtar yet! This year would be the sixth consecutive year I have travelled with my wife to this lovely country.
“I read about the exhibition and thought that it could be something that would interest me, and it did,” said the 61-year-old who is also a photography enthusiast in Sydney, Australia.
Green also said The Star photographers did a good job in capturing the images after having put themselves in risky situations.
“I would encourage the younger generation to come for the exhibition so that they could see for themselves the country’s rich history.”
Also spotted admiring the photos at the exhibition was a 58-year-old hospital staff, who only wished to be known as Liew.
He described the photographs as ‘thought-provoking’ as they tell the people how the world was like during those days when life was not as easy.
“The photographs vary from sad to happy, and some are even tragic. For instance the image captured during the tsunami, it makes one think about the reaction of the victims.
“I also like how the photos look so old. Most people nowadays are busy, and never really stop to wonder what it was like then,” he said.
The featured photographs are taken from the coffeetable book ‘Hotshots’ which was published to mark the paper’s 40th anniversary last year.
The book contains some of the best images captured by The Star’s award-winning photographers.
The 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.