kevin wy lee : 100 daughters 100 patience 100 meals

31st May 2020
6:30pm IST
The webinar will be held on the online platform Zoom. To join the webinar please click on the link below:

Untitled-1 copyTo wrap up our May sessions of the Guftgu Talk Series 2020 we will be in conversation with photographer, designer, curator and author Kevin Wy Lee on his book 100 Daughters 100 Patience 100 Meals.

You can also purchase a copy of the book through the link below:


About 100 daughters 100 patience 100 meals : 

Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals [百女百耐百膳] is my second self-published title, made in memory of my father and in celebration of his life as a restauranteur. The publication features a uniquely designed photobook + cookbook duet.

The photobook comprises 60 B/W photographs of a family road trip in 2012. The cookbook features 100 recipes I conceived after the passing of my father in 2018. The photobook and the cookbook, the road and the kitchen, serve as a hundred metaphors for my father’s life and our family’s history of migration and diaspora – from the rice farms of Kaiping in South China, to the sugar cane fields of Fiji in the South Pacific, to streets and sois of Southeast Asia. – Kevin Wy Lee

About the author :

Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. He has worked in the creative industry in Asia and Australia for over 20 years. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Through IPA, Kevin participates vigorously in photography and art across the region as a practitioner, curator and educator.

Kevin was the first artist in residence for Exactly Foundation (Singapore) in 2015. Singapore on Public Notice (2011–2015) was exhibited at the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2016, as part of The Archive as Conversation. His book of photographs titled Suddenly The Grass Became Greener was published in 2016. Kevin’s solo exhibition AESTHETICITY was presented at DECK in 2018 as part of the TRACE Series featuring Singapore image-makers. Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals (2019) is Kevin’s latest publication using photography and food as mediums to narrate diaspora and family history.

Kevin has served as curator and jury for various festivals and programs, including the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), WMA Masters Award (Hong Kong), Singapore International Photography Festival, Odessa/Batumi Photo Days Festival(Ukraine), Prix Pictet Award, and PhotoQuai Biennale (France), to name a few. He is also an adjunct lecturer (2018/2019) at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

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