Shoot your celluloid heart out at Singapore analog photo exhibition

At left, 120 film prints and medium format cameras, at right. Photos: The Glass Hut
At left, 120 film prints and medium format cameras, at right. Photos: The Glass Hut

A local photography collective is honoring one of the oldest surviving film formats with all things vintage. 

To commemorate 120 years of 120 medium format film, is presenting an exhibition this weekend at The Glass Hut that will capture a myriad of film photography works, retro vintage items, and activities such as talks and workshops. 

“[W]e have noticed that many of our Polaroid shooters also shoot in the 120 film format. Thus, we have decided to celebrate the 120 film format’s 120th anniversary milestone by hosting an exhibition to showcase the beauty of this format, while showing our gratitude and support for the analogue photography community in general,” founder Brandon Ong said.

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From Saturday to Monday, the 120×120 Medium Format Film Exhibition will showcase 120 photographs from over 70 photographers in 17 countries. They range from “still life to portraits, ordinary to peculiar, man-made cities to natural wonders,” according to the organizers.

Beside the photo exhibit, visitors can shop at a vintage retro market for polaroids, paper cameras, resin jewelry, and streetwear, or attend workshops like building a pinhole camera, and snapping photos in groups at photo walking tours around Chinatown.

There are also talks by local photographers from The Film Initiative who will share their wisdom about using medium format cameras.

Admission is $5 per person for the exhibition.

120×120 Medium Format Film Exhibition
The Glass Hut, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #01-39A
1pm to 9:30pm, May 14-16

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