29 Jun '11, 1pm

If you haven't read about the Abbas exhibition at @natlmuseum_sg, you can do so here: thanks @IS_magazine

My forefathers are… painters like Caravaggio and Picasso. The illustrious Magnum founder Henri Cartier Bresson… was like an uncle to me. In my world, uncles are treated with a special affectionate status. They aren’t as stern as fathers. A photographer… isn’t aware of himself and is totally immersed as he captures images. I work in black and white… because I see the world in those terms and it helps me to transcend reality. Working in Sarajevo was emotional because... A child who was bombarded by Serbs still had his eyes open like he was lost in a dream. Tyrants and the infamous… you understand them but must never justify their actions. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini... looks like a snarling tiger in one of the pictures that I shot when he returned to Iran after his exile. That says a lot about him. My next project… covers Hinduism in India. My preparation involves… reading t...

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Photographer Abbas showcases works

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channelnewsasia.com 18 Jun '11, 1pm

SINGAPORE: He has been described as a living legend in the world of photography. And from 18 June, Singaporeans will be ab...