Artists-in-residence 2010: Brian Palmer, Ang Song Nian

Brian Palmer

Brian Palmer is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in New York. His photographs have appeared recently in The New York Times, Politiken, ColorLines, and other publications. From 2000 to 2002, Brian was a CNN on-air correspondent. He was the Beijing Bureau Chief for US News & World Report from 1996 to 1998.

Brian has worked as a freelance field producer for MTV’s True Life series and the Tribeca Film Festival’s documentation unit. In 2006 he produced an Iraq segment for PBS Now with David Brancaccio. Brian recently completed a documentary based on his three trips to Iraq with the US Marines titled Full Disclosure: A Reporter’s Journey Toward Truth, for which he received grants from the Ford Foundation and the Applied Research Center. In 2008, Brian was selected to be a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institute in February 2009.

Brian has written for Mother Jones, Newsday, Newsweek International, Aperture, The Village Voice, The City Sun, Emerge, The New York Times Magazine, US News & World Report, Entertainment Weekly, and others. Sipa Press distributes his photographs domestically and internationally.

Brian lectures and advises at the New York City’s School of Visual Arts’ MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Program. He has taught undergraduate photography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He earned a BA in East Asian Studies from Brown University and an MFA in Photography from New York City’s School of Visual Arts.

During Brian’s residency in Singapore, he worked on a documentary photography project, exploring religion and people’s relationships with religion in Singapore.

Ang Song Nian

Ang Song Nian is currently based in London. His works question the relationship of human interventions and invasions on landscapes. They have been exhibited as part of several major art events such as the Singapore Art Exhibition 2009, Singapore Arts Show 2005 and Phillip-Morris Singapore Arts Awards 2005. He has previously received awards for the 2008 Epson Color Imaging Contest (Merit award), 2006 International Photography Research Network Fellowship Residency (Finalist) and the 2005 Singapore Arts Award (Honourable Mention).