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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
8.30am - 10.00pm
1 - 4 September 2015
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
8.30am - 10.00pm
1 - 4 September 2015

“It’s like chasing a moment, trying to capture a beautiful bird in flight.” – Peter Sanders.

MOCAfest Masterclass Series is a mini programme as an extension to the annual festival, Marketplace of Creative Arts (MOCAfest), to encourage creative and international exchanges with the growing Malaysian arts community.  Align with WIEF’s objective to strengthen networking and exchanges of ideas, information and knowledge, the Masterclass series aims to promote dialogues between MOCAfest growing international creative artists with our local community.

This year, we are delighted to collaborate and host the Art of Seeing Sarawak with Peter Sanders, who was a MOCAfest artist in 2014.  Photography is a growing interest in the local arts scene in Malaysia which could benefit from Peter’s years of experience in photography and capturing cultures and traditions from 40 countries.  The programme will be held in Kuching, Sarawak which brings an array of cultures and richness in nature.

The programme is designed to teach and instil the ability to tell a story through pictures. The best way to learn is from people who have mastered their craft. We want to create such an environment in different places in the world where everyone, from the beginner to the expert, may benefit from Peter’s vast knowledge and experience of photography and storytelling. The programs consist of four master classes, which form the core of the programme, covering various topics. Peter shares his experiences and stories and then demonstrates. This is followed by opportunities for each participant to shoot pictures at various locations in the area.

As part of the programme, each participant, under the mentorship of Peter Sanders, will be able to produce one photograph which will be showcased at the 8th MOCAfest, 3-5 November, held in Kuala Lumpur.

Day 1 | Tuesday, 1 September 2015 | UNDERSTANDING CONTEXT

7.30am - 8.30amBREAKFAST
8.30am - 9.00amDepart to iCube Innovation
9.00am - 9.30amWelcoming Note
9.30am - 10.00amIntroducing Yourself
10.00am - 11.00amCan Photography Be Learnt or Is It a Gift?
11.00am - 12.00pmDigital versus Film – Is There a Difference?
12.00pm - 1.00pmImportance of the Perfect Exposures – Finding the Perfect Equilibrium
1.00pm - 2.30pmLUNCH
2.30pm - 3.30pmThe Etiquette of Photography. Paparazzi, Reportage or the Silent Observer
3.30pm - 4.00pmBREAK with Tea/Coffee
4.00pm - 5.00pmUnderstanding Color – In the Deepest Sense. What the Master Say

in preparation for Day 2 visit to Kubah National Park

5.00pm - 5:30pmDepart to Kuching Waterfront
5.30pm - 7.00pmPhotography on Site: Kuching Heritage Trail
8.00pm - 9:00pmDINNER
9:00pm ONWARDSDepart to Hotel

Day 2 | Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | NATURE

7.30am - 8.30amBREAKFAST
8.30am - 9.00amDepart to Kubah National Park
9.15am - 12.00amPhotography on Site: Kubah National Park
12.00am - 2.00pmLUNCH
2.00pm - 2.40pmDepart to iCube Innovation
2.40pm - 3.00pmBREAK
3.00pm - 4.00pmPortrait Photography – Meeting Mountains

-in preparation for Day 3 visit to Mongkos Village.

4.00pm - 6.00pmPost Photography Feedback Session with Tea/Coffee
8.00pm - 9.30pmDINNER
9.30pm ONWARDSDepart to Hotel

Day 3 | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE

7.00am - 8.00amBREAKFAST
8.00am - 10.00amDepart to Mongkos Village
10.00am - 1.00pmPhotography on Site: Mongkos Village

•Meet and greet with local communities in Mongkos
•Explore the longhouse and their history by local people
•You will explore flora and fauna in Mongkos
•Rubber and pepper garden trip.
•Fruits testing (during fruit season)

1.00pm - 3.00pmLUNCH
3.00pm - 4.00pmDepart to iCube Innovation
4.00pm - 5.00pm‘Turning Into the Moment.’ Understanding Henry Cartier- Bresson Famous Quote
5.00pm - 6.00pmLight & Shadow – Is it out of Fashion?
6.00pm - 7.00pmPost Photography Feedback Session with Tea/Coffee
7.00pm - 7.15pmDepart to Topspot Seafood
7.15pm - 8.30pmDINNER
8.30pm ONWARDSFree to roam the City

Day 4 | Friday, 4 September 2015 | THE LONGHOUSE

7.30am - 8.30amBREAKFAST
8.30am - 8.45amDepart to iCube Innovation
9.00am - 10.00amThe Principles of Architectural Photography
10.00am - 11.00pmPhotographing What Cannot be Seen
11.00pm - 12.00pmDepart to Sarawak Cultural Village
12.00pm - 1.00pmLUNCH
1.00pm - 2.00pmFriday Prayers
2.00pm - 2.30pmPhotography on Site: Kampung Santubong
2.30pm - 5.00pmPhotography on Site: Sarawak Cultural Village

•Iban Longhouse
•Bidayuh Longhouse
•Orang Ulu Longhouse
•Melanau Tall-house
•Chinese Farm House

5.00pm - 5.30pmDepart to Hotel
5.30pm - 6.45pmClosing Session & Final Feedback Session with Tea/Coffee
8.00pm - 10.00pmDINNER


Peter Sanders is an internationally award winning photographer who began his career in the 1960s as one of London’s leading photographers of rock musicians, photographing Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many more.

In 1971 Peter travelled on a spiritual quest to India, afterwards to Morocco, then to the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah.  From his ongoing travels, he has built up a huge photographic archive of over a quarter of a million photographs of the Islamic World, its people, architecture and cultures. His work is shown internationally in exhibitions, presentations and books. Recently, Peter created the ‘art of seeing’ photographic workshops to encourage young people into the creative arts.

His empathy with both spiritual masters and ordinary people has opened many doors and allowed him to photograph many of whom have never been photographed before.

Peter continues to travel worldwide on a number of commissions for a variety of international clients.

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