A 25 year old artist posted stickers and sprayed “My Grandfather Road” graffiti (in this case, Singapore’s grandfather Lee Kuan Yew) all over public spots and roads in Singapore.
Modern air travel has made the world more connected than ever. There are few places left on the planet where you cannot access if you had the patience to make several connecting flights.
An early interview with Singapore Photographer Tay Kay Chin about his Unphotographable images, by Zhuang Wubin, SE Asia Curator & Researcher.
If I want to be treated as an informed member within the community of artists, writers, photographers and curators, I have to speak. If not, I will be complicit in this violence. As such, I dennounce this xenophobia unconditionally. This is the first step. And then, we can talk and heal.
My name is Kang Li. I have lived in Block 230G of Tampines street 21 since 1993. It is a point block of 44 households spread over 12 storeys.
A selection of Tay Kay Chin’s Hasselblad Masters 2003 award-winning panoramic street photographs of Singapore.
Curiosity has led me to many street corners in the world, and the photographs in this collection are the reflections of my encounters on the road.
My initial interest in the Chinese Muslims in Indonesia stems from a general fascination with the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia. As a third-generation Hokkien born in Singapore, I’m a member of these diverse communities.
Sim Chi Yin is a Singaporean photographer based in Beijing, focusing on editorial and documentary work. In June 2011, she was selected to join Vii Photo Agency’s Mentor Program.
This collection documents the scenes, behind the glitz or kitsch (to the younger generation) capturing the preparation, anticipation, excitement, professionalism and emotions of Getai performers, whose fan-base and appeal more than doubles at every Ghost festival.
A 15 minute video documentary of Japanese street photographer Junku Nishimura in Singapore when he came for the official opening of the IPA Gallery.
“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.” – Duane Michals I started photography at a local newspaper where I was taught to embrace objectivity and to leave my feelings aside while photographing. Being older and wiser now, I have come to the realization that life is not always so straightforward. Much of the photography that I practice today no longer requires me to be “objective” in any way. And it was only recently that I began to admit that the possibilities of photography were far greater than I had allowed myself to imagine. In many …
Tay Kay Chin, a Singapore-based photographer, spent more than a decade in newspapers in Singapore and USA and held positions from photographer to presentation editor.
During the 2006 General Elections, I wanted to photograph and document the rallies of the various political parties as I have at the previous two General Elections.
I had never considered my family worthy of documenting, because like most people, I thought they were ordinary. A life-changing incident a few years ago changed my mind. Diagnosed with meningitis, I was in a critical coma for several days. When I reflected on the things I would lose if life ended, I realized that my family was where my sense of self, community and tradition were inherited. I had felt neither appreciation nor understanding towards them. This documentation project is an attempt to bridge my indifference, and to relook at a subject taken for granted by most. I …