Tobie Openshaw is a South African-born filmmaker living in Taiwan for 20 years. His work has been seen on documentary channels such as National Geographic, Discovery, and Al Jazeera. With an active career in videography and documentary work, he still finds time to have photo exhibition and other events.
His current exhibition at the Red Room in Taipei, is “Sunflowers in the Street: Protest Photographs from Taiwan“, a retrospective on the events that shaped Taiwan in 2014. Both the News Lens and The Diplomat covered this exhibition in depth (links below). He also plans to have another public speaker event before the exhibition closes.
- INTERVIEW: Tobie Openshaw on Taiwan’s Sunflowers, Indigenous Rights & Democracy at the NewsLens
- A Visual Dialogue of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, 5 Years Later at The Diplomat
In his words:
“I make photos and films, telling human stories that depict the everyday in a larger social and historical context.“
True to his words, he provides some of the photography in his sponsored gift, Formosa Moon by Joshua Samuel Brown and Stephanie Huffman, published by ThingsAsian Press.
A short series of introductions from writers who have sponsored one of the gifts for our Lucky Draw. We would just like to show our appreciation and invite you to check out their writings.