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INFORMAL PHOTOJOURNALISM DISCUSSION WITH THE US EMBASSY

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On April 10th I met with Mr John W McIntyre, Deputy Chief of Mission from the US Embassy in Brunei for an informal discussion on photojournalism. Among those invited were photojournalists from Borneo Bulletin, Media Permata, The Brunei Times & United Daily News. Ideas and opinions were discussed and shared as to how the embassy could organise future events that are interesting and exciting for photojournalists including the possibility of a photography contest from which photographs may be showcased at the embassy’s new establishment.

us-embassy-001 © Rudolf Portillo | The Brunei Times

us-embassy-003© Azrol Azmi | Borneo Bulletin

us-embassy-002A John McIntyre and me © Azrol Azmi

us-embassy-004USA-Brunei Darussalam lapel pin © Jan Shim Photography

us-embassy-005Borneo Bulletin | 10th April 2010

us-embassy-006 A surprise appearance in the United Daily News | 10th April 2010

The irony of the typo befits the story where “guild” refers to “the medieval association of craftsmen or merchants” or “the association of people for the pursuit of a common goal”. Photojournalists are the modern day “guildsmen” 🙂

6 thoughts on “INFORMAL PHOTOJOURNALISM DISCUSSION WITH THE US EMBASSY

  1. Hi Jan – Nice entry on the event. Thanks for the pitch on the photo contest, we hope to publicize it soon with more details.

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    1. Even though we live in the digital age, there are things I enjoy that’s still old school and one which cannot be replaced digitally. I keep copies of my published works in magazines and make an effort to cut out personal appearances in newspaper etc. The collection has grown quite substantially but has slowed down since I stopped taking pictures for Hua Ho’s Founder and Chairman.

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