Book Talk with Tan Siok Siok in Conversation with Badr Benjelloun
Siok is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and the author of a new books of photos about Beijing.Her book, 《人在北京》People of Beijing, features photos she took with her iPhone on her walk into work everyday between 2012-2016.Siok will be in conversation with Badr Benjelloun, a leading voice of the Beijing music and culture scene.
“Why would a foreigner spend years photographing the same hutong neighborhood?
“How can we rediscover the beauty of the city we live in through mobile photography?
How did an iPhone photographer pull off these accomplishments : a limited edition China Postal Service, licensing of her photo , representation by a top literary agent and 2 book deals with China’s top publishers?
Come join Siok and Badr as they engage in a conversation about Beijing, photography and how we can make art everyday with our smart phones.
About the Author:Tan Siok Siok is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and author of a new book of photos about the Beijing hutongs《人在北京》. Her 2012 film, Twittamentary, has received wide acclaim for its groundbreaking use of crowdsourcing and social media. Siok is also founder and CEO of Kinetic ONE, a social video platform in China with channels focused on youth culture, fashion and lifestyle as well as food and wine. Siok previously worked as an executive producer for Discovery Channel in Asia
About the Moderator:Badr BenjellounHailing from the city of Casablanca in Morocco, Badr has spent the last decade in Beijing seeking cultural asylum! With a background in IT and finance, he transitioned into the bar and restaurant industry full time! Cuju, his first adventure in the bar business as a rum joint earned many awards from the various media in Beijing including multiple 'bartender of the year' awards. In 2015, Badr fully quit IT and opened caravan, his newest venture that's a mix of bar, restaurant and live house. Unexpectedly, his food has now also earned him 'chef of the year' award!He is also the lead singer for the fusion band 'Moor Hick' when not busy playing capoeira.
Sunday, July 23rd at 3:00PM-50 RMB