Category: Events

Passenger: A Journey with Raffles Photographic Society

By Nicki Chan (18S03C)

“I believe that photography is about storytelling. Photographs tell a thousand words, and can be used to reveal truths, connect with people’s emotions, and promote greater social consciousness.”

– Natasha Zuzarte (18A01B), Chairperson of Raffles Photographic Society (RPS)

Photography is not just a tool, but also an art. Like other artworks, good photographs inspire, enlighten, and move people, and require careful planning and production to induce such an effect. Through Passenger, Raffles Photographic Society (RPS)’s end-of-year exhibition, our resident photographers bypassed the mere displaying of photography skills, aiming to deliver insight and emotion through photo-taking instead.

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Finding Beauty in the Banal – The Laboratory: ArtShow 2017

By Adri Faris (18A13A)
Photos courtesy of Sun Jia Ying (18A01D)

Promotional poster for “The Laboratory: ArtShow 2017”

When the word “artist” is mentioned in a casual conversation, images of a beret-donning, mediocrity-fearing, sketchbook-carrying creative inevitably spring to mind. This creative is believed to be living in a dream world, and he only hangs out with his fellow creatives who lead decadent lifestyles.

But this depiction of the “artist” as an exclusive, pretentious creative is far from accurate. It does not even come close to describing the artists that make up the H2 Art Batch of 2018 in Raffles. When I entered the Art Studio on Friday, 27th October, I was warmly greeted by passionate art students who were eager to take me through their works.

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Lit Week 2017

By Abigail Ang (18S06B) and Ianni Tan (18S03C)

Photos by Raffles Photographic Society

You might remember their enthusiastic spin-off rendition of the song Roxie during morning assembly, or seen the lines of poetry chalked along the walls. That’s right – Lit Week is back once again. This annual event aims to celebrate Literature as a subject, and this year’s lineup of fun programmes was free for both Literature students and non-Literature students to enjoy.

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Rewind V: Façade

By Zara Karimi (18A01A), Elizabeth Leong (18S06G) and Choi Hoe Chang (18S07A)

Last Friday, months of back-breaking hard work and careful planning came to fruition for Raffles Film Society. Their showcase, Rewind V: Façade, featured thesis films by the graduating batch, as well as short, sharp vignettes by the Year 5s. Despite the variety of themes explored in the films, Façade did not fail to enthral the enthusiastic audience gathered in the PAC.

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Spaces, Places

By Sheryl Gwee (18A01D)

“Spaces, Places”, a first-time collaboration between Art Club and Raffles Photographic Society, was a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Wanting to provide the audience with the best atmosphere and art-viewing experience, the organisers opted to exhibit the artworks at Flor, a quaint little Japanese-styled bakery nestled among the shophouses at 2 Duxton Hill.

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