See you there!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Great Tidings! 100 works have finally been selected by our panel of judges on 3 Feb 2007, for Eye e City 2006.
We shall be notifying those participants whose works are selected. These works will be published in a book and shall be exhibited publicly in August 2007, at the National Library.
Do keep a lookout in your mailbox for our correspondence. Those who do not hear from us, pray do not strike us out of your address book. We are planning some "activities" that may involve you. Good things lah!
In advance, Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
To all who submitted their photos for Eye é City 2006, please be reminded that the Preliminary Selection will be held at Basheer Graphic Books' City Room on 13th and 14th Jan 2007.
Please go to #04-19 Bras Basah Complex on the date and at the time that you have chosen.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank all participants and all sponsors for making this event possible again this year.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Are you ready for the challenge?
Within a 24-hour period, you need to hand in 36 pieces of photographic works, depicting life in our city Singapore!
Challenging our city dwellers, Eye e City 2006 will once again be the platform for our participants to capture the spirit of “Life in the City” and present their observations to the public.
Combining the art of Photography and Journalism, 100 pieces of works that best describe the city in 2006 will be selected for final exhibition and publication by August 2007.
Using film or digital format, participants will be facing a new challenge this year. We are introducing a new style for the first time in our event. Participants may experiment with presenting their topics in a 5-framed Photo Essay format. Find out more when you register.
Come and Join us at Bras Basah Complex, ground floor, foyer outside Cheers Store, for a mini-exhibition, where interactions through conversations and discussions with past participants, organizers and experienced photographers may take place.
Set the date in your calendar, 30 Dec 2006, 7pm till 10pm. Registration and issue of films will take place at the booths. You can also purchase our past publications at a special price. Last year’s participants can also collect their printed works (those selected) if they have not done so.
Event proper will take place during the last 24 hours of the year. Starting from 12.01am till 12.59pm, 31 Dec 2006, participants will work at getting their topics from anywhere within Singapore, including the outlying islands.
Both the film and digital users will then return to our booths on 31 Dec, 8pm till past midnight, to submit a maximum of 36 frames for qualifying. On 13 and 14 January 2007, participants will personally select and enter their best 3 sets of work. Final Selection by a panel of judges will occur at the end of the month.
If you are not enthusiastic with photography, but very interested with the overall purpose of our event, you are welcome to join us and volunteer your service. Do contact us.
Best of Cheers for 2006 and Best of Wishes for 2007!
Eye e City 2006
PENANG IS DOING IT again THIS YEAR!
A Visual Account of the Last 24 Hours of 2006
The pioneers of Eye e City were inspired by this event in Penang back in 2002 when they decided to start a similar one in Singapore. Since then, the 24-hour photo event which once enthused 7 Malaysian cities disappeared from the Peninsula.
We are very happy that it is now back in Penang and hopefully in time to come, in other cities not only in Malaysia, but also the world.
An opportunity for dwellers, where ever they are to care for and express their feelings for the place they live in through photographs.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Forging Stronger Ties for the New Year (eye é city 2005)
Syairazi Zhafran B Suhaimi
"A melting pot of culture and tradition, the common denominator that all Singaporeans can relate to is a special occasion, especially a weddng. The picture is proof that no matter who or where we come from, Singaporeans are able to enjoy peace and harmony due to the racial understanding that we have between the different races and cultures in Singapore."
Friday, December 01, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
As 31 December 2006 is drawing close, we will be featuring works from previous years in this blog. From the images, we can see the changes of a city through the eyes of the ordinary Singaporeans.
Singapore's Pottery Jungle/Village (eye é city 2005)
Chen Wei Teng 曾慧婷
"The only pottery place in Singapore which uses a giant woodfire kiln to burn pottery pieces (most other pottery places use electric kilns these days), this pottery jungle dates back to a long history."
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Eye é City invites you to attend our first Fringe event:
PHOTOGRAPHY SHARING SESSION
11 November 2006 (Saturday), 3-5pm,
Central Lending Library,
Basement 1, Multi-purpose Room
Gracing the start of our year long activity are Sha Ying and Ray Chua, who will be sharing their expertise in photography with Eye é City 2006.
This year, we will be trying out Pre-Registration for our main event, which is held on the last day of the year. Those who opt to use digital cameras will be able to sign up early from 11 Nov 2006, after the sharing session.
In its 5th year running, we are glad to offer you slices of our city at $15.00 per copy of our past publications. If you have been a keen participant, you would be glad to own a full collection, if you have not done so. Participants whose works were selected and published were given a complimentary copy for that year of participation. Do encourage your friends to support our common work too! Start a collection now!
Kindly note that we will be returning Eye é City 2004 & 2005 exhibited prints after the sharing session to participants whose works were selected for exhibition. For participants who have not collected their film negatives and CD-ROMs of Eye é City 2005, they can collect from 5pm to 6pm. Uncollected works will be disposed.
The most important thing, which is usually said last, is that this event would not have existed and survived without your loyal support. To bring this event to the next level, we really need your sustained interest, voluntary efforts and caring spirit. Our event is run fully by volunteers, with the kind support of our sponsors.
Do leave us a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries. We will be happy to hear from you!
同时我们会在分享会结束后把《城市的眼睛》2004 及2005 年的参展作品送还给参与者。凡未拿回《城市的眼睛》2005年底片和光碟的参与者也可以在当天到现场索取。
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Whether you're a teacher,
or whether you're a student;
Whether you're a doctor,
or whether you're a patient;
Whether you're a boss,
or whether you're a customer;
Whether you're a taxi driver,
or whether you're a passenger;
Whether you're a millionaire,
or whether you're a pauper;
Whether you're a local,
or whether you're a foreigner;
Whether or Not,
What Matters Most,
Is Whether YOU OWN,
A Slice of OUR CITY?
From the Past,
To the Present,
If you haven't,
Please Do So!
Check out the various bookshops listed in blog entry on 17 Aug 06.
Grab A Slice of Our City, before they're GONE!!!
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
You grew up watching He-man, MASK,
Not to forget, Ninja turtles,
You grew up brushing your teeth with a mug in
You will squat by a drain with all
The teachers said you must brush
You paid 40 cents for Chocolate or Strawberry MILK
You watched a very popular Malay dubbed
The inspector would check for tickets by
You’ve probably read Young Generation magazine.
You were there when they first introduced MRT.
Movie tickets used to cost only $3.50.
Girls were fascinated by Strawberry Short Cake
You learned to laugh like The Count in Sesame Street.
You longed to buy tidbits called Kaka
where the lollipop was a “diamond” on the ring.
You watched TV2 (also known as Channel 10) cartoons
KFC used to be a high-class restaurant that
The most vulgar thing you said was asshole and
Catching was the IN thing and twist as the magic word.
Your English workbooks were made of some damn
CDIS was your best friend.
The only computer lessons in school involved funny
Waterbottles were slung around your neck and
Boys loved to play soccer with small plastic balls
Science was fun with the balsam and the angsana
Who can forget Ahmad, Bala, Sumei and John,
We carried out experiments of our own to get
Every Children’s Day and National Day
or dumb files with ‘Happy National Day 1994’.
In Primary six you had to play buddy for the younger kids
We wore BM2000, BATA, or Pallas shoes.
Your form teacher taught you Maths, Science and English.
The worksheets were made of brown rough
You went to school in slippers and
School dismissal time was normally around 1 pm.
There would be spelling tests and mental sums
Your friends considered you lucky and rich
You saw Wee Kim Wee’s face in the school hall.
You freaked out when the teacher told you to
Boys liked to catch fighting spiders.
Collecting and battling erasers was a pastime for boys.
Autograph books were loaded with “Best Wishes”,
Class monitors and prefects loved to say,
There were at least 40 people in one class.
Large colourful schoolbags were carried.
You brought every single book to school, even though
Never frown when you’re down,
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
If you have or know of blog or website that is related to photography, especially if it is about social changes and events in Singapore, tell us about it by sending us an email with the link.
Or write us essays, poems or send us a photo reflecting social changes and events in Singapore.
We will be most happy to get connected with you.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Eye é City depends on the support of people in so many ways. You can be part of this meaningful movement to document history and humanism by :
being a participant
drop the registration date, 30th Dec in your diary and we'll see you then!
helping us out as a volunteer
yes, we need help!
no help is too small and no time too little.
send us an email with your name and contact number.
buying our books
start a collection of Singapore's (unofficial) history??
coming to our exhibiton every July at the National Library
and be inspired to take part the following year!
spreading the word
in any way
Remember, Eye é City exists only because you still care.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
You can now get the book, Eye é City 2005 from :
Basheer Graphic Books
Earshot Cafe @ Artshouse
National Library Gift Cart
Riceball Photography Books
Ruby Photo Co
Union Book Co.
The Museum Shops at Asian Civilization Museum and Singapore Arts Museum
The books for 2002 and 2004 are also available at Select Books, The Museum Shops and the National Library Gift Cart.