This is a guide to all things at the intersection of Photography, Singapore and social change. Feel free to edit if you’d like to improve it!

Overview


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Key People


Names are provided alphabetically, with links provided to LinkedIn accounts where available, else Facebook. Expertise in this area is based on past or current experience, and if there is a link to Singapore in some way.

Alex Soh, Andrew Chew, Edwin Koo, Jean Loo Qingwen, Jeremy Ong, Law Kian Yan

International Initiatives


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SG Networks & Associations

Photography 4 Humanity SG is an online resource to archive past and current photography projects & exhibitions in Singapore which have a humanitarian angle.


Young Photographers Network is an affliliate of the National Youth Achievement Award. Its mission is to promote the art of photography through leadership and opportunities to youth who are interested in using photography as a form of expression. You can also donate photographic equipment to their Camera Bank.


Photovoice SG is a team of photographers and creatives who design bespoke participatory photography experiences for fringe communities in Singapore. Their focus is helping people find and voice their hidden stories so that others can learn to listen.

SG Organisations & Companies


Photovoice is a team of photographers and creatives who design bespoke participatory photography experiences for fringe communities in Singapore. Its focus is helping people find and voice their hidden stories so that others can learn to listen.

Logue is a boutique media firm specializing in photography and writing services. It was founded in 2008 by Jean Qingwen Loo, who believes in the power of images and text in telling stories that open minds and create social dialogue. The firm's focus is documentary and travel photography.

The Red Tree is an agency that focuses on promoting fine art photography and creating public awareness on less fortunate places around the world.

Advocate Images is a photography agency that focuses on subjects with a social message.

Key Projects


Envision East Timor is a photography project by 2 young Singapore with the youth of Cocoon, a education project that focuses on English language learning and library programmes in East Timor.

Asia In Crisis: A Photo Exhibition on Environmental Destruction is an exhibition of photographs by OnAsia, the leading Asia-specialised photo agency. The images are by photographers working in different parts of Asia and constitute an eye-opening visual account of the environmental destruction being wrought throughout the region, often in the name of progress.

Out of Sight Out of Mind is a photo documentary to share the stories of patients living in rehabilitation homes.


Arts Against AIDS Photography Exhibition showcases the photographic works of 10 people who live with HIV/AIDS and who volunteer with or care for people living with the disease. The works are the result of a 5-month workshop and mentorship programme with volunteer professional photographers.


The Rice Project is a photography exhibition featuring the works of 10 photographers who want to use their images to turn the spotlight back on the Asian Tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka who are still waiting for new homes, five years on. Done in collaboration with Habitat For Humanity Singapore.


"Adding Life to Days" is a touring photographic exhibition that aims to debunk myths about hospices and end of life issues by sharing inspiring, poignant and thought-provoking moments in the lives of patients, caregivers, nurses, volunteers and doctors.


‘Glimpses of Singapore 31 December 2008, A Photographic Journal by People with Physical Disabilities’ is a compilation of almost 50 images of Singapore that 13 physically disabled trainees from SPD’s Multimedia Centre (MMC) and IT Apprenticeship Programme (ITAP) captured at a photography event held on the last day of 2008.

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