Bridging The Distance: Make Us Stronger Exhibition
The first Covid-19 photography exhibition in Malaysia was launched on June 20, 2020, a collaboration between Fergana Art and Publika Shopping Gallery.
The exhibition was held at Publika Shopping Center featured a total of 110 works by 60 photographers from The Biddy’s collective of photojournalists and photographers all around Malaysia.
“This exhibition is the result of a comprehensive selection process of more than 1,000 photos taken by 75 photographers.
“It is the first exhibition in the country involving new norms in handling the display of artwork with social imprisonment measures carried out around the exhibition,”
Fergana Art founder, Jaafar Ismail said the exhibition helped document the Covid-19 outbreak which now becomes part of Malaysian history.
“Covid-19 was a global virus pandemic in the same class as the Spanish Flu in 1918; therefore it was an event that required documentation.
“We chose photojournalism – visual and textual – as a window to the narrative of the phenomenon because it is widely regarded as the first draft of history,” he said.
The event was officiated by Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
This exhibition is not only documentation for future generations to see, but, he said, it is also a tribute to those who sacrificed for the health and safety of all Malaysians.
The exhibition was held from June 13 to June 30 from 10 am to 10 pm.