In the world of increasingly growing digital photography and advanced technology, analog photography, yet, has its own position that cannot be replaced. It still attracts many people to explore and capture the beauty of life through analog lens; experience the pleasure of adjusting all the settings manually before each shot and the true feeling about life when looking through camera... It is like an adventure that is both fascinating, inspiring and not easy to grasp, requiring patience and perseverance to pursue.


VCCA is pleased to present "History of analog photography and experience for practitioners" - a workshop led by photographer Phạm Tuấn Ngọc (founder and operator of Noirfoto Darkroom - Studio - Gallery). It is a valuable opportunity for you to learn more about the art through its history and development, as well as practical experiences.


*The event is free for everyone.


Event timeline:


Session I - Topic: Analog photography history


Time: 10:00 - 12:00, Saturday - July 20, 2019

Venue: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

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Session II - Experience for analog photography practitioners


Time: 10:00 - 12:00, Sunday - July 21, 2019

Venue: Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

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Artist info


Phạm Tuấn Ngọc


Born in 1982 in Hanoi, Phạm Tuấn Ngọc is a Vietnamese photographic artist and the founder of Noirfoto, the only open-access, professionally-equipped darkroom in Vietnam. In the burgeoning photography scene of Ho Chi Minh City, Tuấn Ngọc spearheads the local photographic community through a holistic, scientific approach to photography and arts education.


Ngọc’s personal artistic practice came to fruition in Sweden in 2006, while interning at a local photography studio. Thanks to the robust understanding of darkroom processes, he shot and developed work prolifically. Devoted to experimentation with traditional techniques; for Ngọc, the act of meticulously crafting each image is integral to the final work. From conception to completion, his process is slow and tangible, demanding absolute participation and attention to detail. The resulting images are unique prints of the highest quality, emblematic of the system which led to their creation.

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