27 August 2013, Kuala Lumpur - Nikon Malaysia has officially announced its support towards the photo exhibition organized by Mid Valley Megamall, which runs from 23 August to 22 September 2013. The exhibition, aptly titled “Our Legacy” in conjunction with the Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day celebrations honours the diversity that can be found in this beautiful country Malaysians proudly call “home” – be they in the forms of people, cultures, celebrations, lifestyles and places of worship, among many others.
Of the 56 photographs on display at the exhibition depicting life in Malaysia since its independence, 16 are provided by Nikon. The 16 photographs were taken by 10 photographers and photojournalists in the country including renowned Dr. Teh Ban Hup, Dome Nikong, Jason Matthew Tye, winner for Best Picture in North Borneo Photo Contest 2011/12 by Hii Yii Kuong and Nikon Club Members Aswad Yahya, Mohd Fakhrul Anwar bin Shaipuddin.
Aptly enough, the poignant images provided by Nikon for the exhibition depict various facets of Malaysian life, seen through the eyes of the “ordinary man”. These include a heart-warming image of a child enjoying the cool seawater on a warm day, while on a makeshift raft, in her fishing village; a rarely seen image of a chinese opera singer putting on her makeup before a performance and a hindu devotee bearing the ‘kavadi’ during the annual Thaipusam festival.
“At Nikon, as in any other business, we truly believe that we create a mark in the communities in which we operate, and it is our corporate responsibility to make this mark a positive one. Our participation in photography events such as this demonstrates our commitment towards improving technology in photography but also enrich the communities and lives in the process. Furthermore, it is a great way to enhance the shoppers’ experience in Mid Valley. We truly thank the management of Mid Valley to have Nikon as part of this exhibition,” David Ng added.
Towards this effort, Nikon Malaysia organizes various initiatives of its own such as its annual photography competition, and the Nikon Club, which organizes excursions and workshops for members, during which they can pick up photography skills while enjoying the beauty of life around them. One recent activity of the Nikon Club was organizing a visit to a Ramadhan Bazaar during the recent fasting month.
“As we progress as a nation, it is our hope to continue to grow together with Malaysia, playing a significant part in the lives of its people, in hopes of a brighter tomorrow,” concluded Ng.
Visitors to Mid Valley Megamall can catch the photo exhibition from the North to South stretch of the mall’s Ground Floor to the 3rd Floor (North) and 3rd Floor Mezzanine.