Rhetorical Territories (Exacting Foundation Book 2) : Rhetorical Territories (Exacting Foundation Book 2)

ISBN 9789814779708

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Tom White


From communal villages to high-rise flats, how has the “kampung spirit” of old survived the transition? For those who call Waterloo Centre home, sharing comes organically. A funeral turns private grief into public spectacle – a community appears, gathers, mourns and then disappears... In Rhetorical Territories, photographer Tom White memorably captures how this coexistence takes place at every moment through subtle acts of “negotiation” rather than government policy. The book also documents the responses of 50 viewers from all walks of life. Their opinions, recollections and musings offer us a fascinating, multifaceted look at private vs. public space, cultural commonality, and the meaning of home in Singapore.

Tom White
Tom White is an independent photographer. He teaches Documentary Photography at Yale-NUS College, having previously taught at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Tom is a graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, and the International Center of Photography, New York. Alfian bin Sa’at contributes the keynote essay. Writer, poet, and senior resident playwright at Wild Rice, Alfian has written many award-winning literary and stage works.