This piece is an installation project for Kedai Commemorate 2013 by our very own Malaysian artist, Yee I-Lann, that examines the politics of remembering Malaysia’s founding in 1963. It is a pivotal day in the history of Malaysia, for Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore joined Malaya and our beloved nation, Malaysia, was born and gained their rightful independence from the British rule.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 29
Award Score: 62 (Value 12, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 11.5, Skill 11.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Still Life Photography
Photograph Location: National Visual Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpu, Malaysia
Photographer: Ann Arthur (Birmingham, Alabama, United States) Registered
Ann Arthur was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia on September 24th, 1988. She grew up with 2 wonderful elder brothers. Ann graduated in Foundation in Law and then continued in B.Sc (Hons.) Hotel Management, both from University Technology MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia. She started working with JW Marriott KL in 2010 and now she is currently training at one of the Marriott properties in the United States of America, which is the Birmingham Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, Alabama. Ann discovered her passion for photography during her time in university when she had to be one of the photographers for an event for her University. Since then, she never got her hands off the camera. She started doing photoshoots for a friend’s modelling agency and also assignments. She never had any awards or any achievements in photography, because all she ever thought was pursuing it as a hobby, and never had any intention on publishing her artwork. She has never taken any professional photography classes which she would love to, and to learn more about it someday. Her favorite types of photography would be more into travels, landscape, artistic, and events. Last but not least, she has discovered not only it’s a hobby, but also, photography has opened her eyes to a whole new different world in a different perspective, through the eyes of the camera lens.