Artitute had the chance to interview the nominators of the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu 2011 photographif award, Seng Yu Jin, Curator at the National Art Gallery, Emmeline Yong, Partner, Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking, and 2010 winner, Sherman Ong.

Watch our video, A CONVERSATION, which they shared their thoughts about how photography has evolved over the years.

Plus our bonus video, THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY. An extended video with ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu 2010 winner, Sherman Ong. He shared with us his personal thoughts on how similar photography is with creating fine art as it’s all about having an idea or concept of the craft, capturing the moment, competing on the global level and his latest self titled photography book.

About Sherman Ong
Sherman is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and educator. Straddling fiction and documentary, his films were exhibited in Europe, US, Brazil and Asia and have won awards in Hong Kong, Greece, Italy, Indonesia and Malaysia. He is an alumnus of the 1st Berlinale Talent Campus 2003 and has premiered works at Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival, Int’l Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, International Electronic Art Festival VideoBrasil and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

Special thanks to Objectifs Centre for Photography for allowing us to use the premise for the interview. And the folks from The Story Behind who made this fantastic video.