If you are a lover of photography of the old and traditional, then you should head on down to the Print Room in Seksyen 16 of Petaling Jaya where the Market exhibition is currently going on. This is a showcase of photography by students which focuses on the black and white photography techniques and methods.
The subject matter here is Pudu Market, which have stood the test of time and is still one of the busiest marketplaces around Klang Valley. The students exhibiting their works here are those who took the basic and advanced courses. After that, they spent 4 months wandering around Pudu Market and took photographs of the activities there with which still exudes the old KL persona.
There will be a lot of interesting shots that would invoke memories and nostalgia which are for sale at the show and this include the old alley ways and the manner by which the traders have gone about with their businesses for decades now.
This would be a truly interesting exhibition where you will be able to literally walk down memory lane if you have been to Pudu Market more so if you somewhat grew up there. Take a while to immerse into works that give you a totally different representation of what the life is like for different people. There are the expressions captured by the likes of Johan Hamidon, Melissa Lim, Linda Chin, Keirsten Clark, Alex Chan and Khadija Khalid.
The challenge was to capture the essence of KLs history and Pudu Market was selected as it was an ideal location that exuded this persona with businesses that have been passed down for generations and are still practicing the traditional methods of selling vegetables, meat and other fresh produce.
In Market, the elements of not only trade were captured but also the backdrop of families and communities among the traders and children who grew up among the blood of meat, the rotting vegetables as their backdrop.