Photobook: 50 Essays from 50 Photographers in Singapore

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+50 photobook publication.

+50 photobook publication.

Photobook: 50 Essays from 50 Photographers in Singapore


PLATFORM launches their +50 Photobook publication, featuring 2 books with 50 Essays from 50 Photographers in Singapore, on 25th April 2016. Introducing the project, Tay Kay Chin says “We believe that each individual voice and point of view is unique and worthy of more than a ‘like’ on Facebook. We subscribe to the common belief that in Singapore, things change rapidly, what is here today may not be here tomorrow and photography is a great way of immortalising a moment.”

Yu-mei Balasingamchow adds in an accompanying essay “In recent years, partly due to a shifting media and political landscape, partly due to the intensified national myth-making in the lead-up to Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence, there has been greater discussion and debate over what Singapore stands for. Who or what counts as Singaporean, and looking to the future, what kind of society should it be?

The 50 photography projects in this two-volume publication offer yet more possibilities as to how these questions may be explored or inquired into. The images here range from everyday experiences such as the first day of school or the commute to work, to rarely seen specialist views of maritime shipping lanes or subterannean train tunnels, to abstract, interpretive or imaginative responses to Singapore’s changeful landscape.”

The majority of these projects were selected for publication from a series of public pitches organised by PLATFORM from June 2014 to November 2015. The invited jurors comprised photographers, artists, curators, designers and writers. Apart from the pitches, a few photographers were invited by PLATFORM.

The retail price is $25 per book OR $40 for a set.

More details & sales: http://platform.sg/plus50/

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On a side note, it is wonderful for us to see quite a few projects from the IPA Mentorship Program published. These include: 05-856 by Aik Beng Chia, Turf Dreams by Jeffrey Liam, Sayang Sayang by Philip Ho, The Carpark by Shyue Woon, and FLAT by Tham Jing Wen.

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FLAT by Tham Jing Wen.

FLAT by Tham Jing Wen.

05-856 by Aik Beng Chia.

05-856 by Aik Beng Chia.

Sayang Sayang by Philip Ho.

Sayang Sayang by Philip Ho.

The Carpark by Shyue Woon.

The Carpark by Shyue Woon.

Turf Dreams by Jeffrey Liam.

Turf Dreams by Jeffrey Liam.

The Publication features the works of:
  • Henry Aldridge
  • Philipp Aldrup
  • Amrita Chandradas
  • Martha Chaudhry
  • Benedict Chen
  • Christopher Chan
  • Chia Aik Beng
  • Donna Chiu
  • Chong Weilun
  • Nd Chow
  • Chua Chin Hon
  • Leonard Goh
  • Andy Gurnett
  • Marcel Heijnen
  • Philip Ho
  • How Hwee Young
  • Khoo Guo Jie
  • Koh Yee Chao
  • Bob Lee
  • Julien Li
  • Jeffrey Liam
  • Lim Mingrui
  • Lim Yao Hui
  • Loh Keng Fun
  • Jean Loo
  • Graciela Magnoni
  • Nadir Mehadji
  • Jospeh Nair
  • Andrew Nethercleft
  • Deanna Ng
  • Ng Hui Hsien
  • Dara Ong
  • Quek Hui Min
  • Sha Ying
  • Jimmy Sng
  • Tan Ding Wei
  • Kiat Tan Wj
  • Victor Kh Tan
  • David Teo Boon Hwee
  • Tham Jing Wen
  • Tham Kok Leong
  • Sherman Tham
  • Ung Ruey Loon
  • Patrick Van Dam
  • Wee Teck Hian
  • Tom White
  • Christopher Wong
  • Wong Zhi Ying
  • Shyue Woon
  • Vanissa Yunibandhu
Jurors for the series:
  • Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
  • Nicholas Chee
  • Chow Chee Yong
  • Chua Chin Hon
  • Goh Eck Kheng
  • Ernest Goh
  • Tamares Goh
  • Edwin Koo
  • Lai Chee Kien
  • Kevin WY Lee
  • Sean Lee
  • Neo Xiaobin
  • Deanna Ng
  • Talenia Phua Gajardo
  • Sam I Shan
  • Peter Schoppert
  • Edmund Seet
  • Darren Soh
  • Sebastian Song
  • Kenneth Tan
  • Tan Shir Ee
  • Tay Kay Chin
  • Bryan Van Der Beek
  • Stephanie Yeow
  • Emmeline Yong
  • Justin Zhuang
Venue Partners for the +50 pitches:
  • Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay
  • Invisible Photographer Asia
  • National Museum Of Singapore
  • Objectifs – Centre For Photography & Film
  • *Scape
Project Manger

Bernice Wong

Art Director & Designer

Patrick Van Dam

Copy Editor

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Project Directors
  • Tay Kay Chin
  • Darren Soh
  • Leonard Goh
  • Ernest Goh

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