Twentyfifteen.sg – Marking 50 Years of Singapore Independence with Indie Photography

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Twentyfifteen.sg Print: GEYLANG LORONG 3. © Darren Soh

Twentyfifteen.sg Print: GEYLANG LORONG 3. © Darren Soh

Twentyfifteen.sg


As Singapore slowly marches towards her 50th anniversary of independence in 2015, our partners at PLATFORM.Sg have taken an early step forward to mark the occasion with announcement of their self-funded Twentyfifteen.sg project.

PLATFORM.Sg is an independent collective of Singapore documentary photographers founded by Tay Kay Chin, Soh, Darren Soh, Ernest Goh and Leonard Goh. The ambitious Twentyfifteen.sg project will realize a series of 20 photographic publications by 20 selected Singaporean photographers, released progressively in the next 20 months. Each photographer was briefed to photograph and present their visions of their country. The first issue under the series, helmed by Darren Soh, will be published and available in August 2013.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

Twentyfifteen.sg Kickoff meeting at IPA Gallery.

The Twentyfifteen.sg roster of photographers include (in no particular order):

  1. Robert Zhao Renhui
  2. Edwin Koo
  3. Darren Soh
  4. Ernest Goh
  5. Matthew Teo
  6. Sam Chin & Samuel He
  7. Jing Quek
  8. Tan Ngiap Heng
  9. Samantha Tio
  10. Sean Lee
  11. Nguan Tan
  12. Chow Chee Yong
  13. Nurul Rashid
  14. Sit Weng San
  15. Kevin WY Lee
  16. Ore Huiying
  17. John Clang
  18. Lim Weixiang
  19. Sim Chiyin
  20. Tay Kay Chin

“All the participants are working pro bono, and the estimated budget for this project is about S$100,ooo to $120,000. The content will be loosely Singapore-centric, since this is a project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore. The photographers have been selected solely based on the strengths of their personal work and vision, and we hope that they can bring that to the table in this commission. Honestly we are really excited and can’t wait to see what each photographer comes up with.” Darren Soh, PLATFORM.Sg

For updates and more information, visit: http://twentyfifteen.sg/

 

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