- About the Author
Parting Glances examines a country undergoing profound development by turning a camera lens on six communities in Singapore that are at the precipice of change. As a nation grapples with preserving its precious heritage while growing its economy and housing its burgeoning population, these diverse neighborhoods are revealed through archival images, reflections of residents and merchants, and striking contemporary photographs.
From the small rustic island of Pulau Ubin, to a former British air force base, to mainland Singapore's last remaining kampong (village), a country's fading heritage is revitalized and curated for both the casual reader and the dedicated historian of Asian cultures.
Craig McTurk is an American filmmaker and educator who has been based in Singapore for more than a decade. A recipient of a Student Academy Award and numerous grants and fellowships, he teaches television production at the School of Film & Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore). McTurk has a B.A. in History from Oberlin College and an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts (USA).
Cover Type: Hardback
Page Count: 209
Year Published: 2013