A panel featuring Singapore photographers and creatives

Sat 6 Apr 2019, 2pm to 4pm 
Objectifs Workshop Space
Admission: Free
Speakers: Kevin Lim, Alecia Neo & Sarah and Schooling

Photography collective PLATFORM returns with another session of show and share. These sessions are aimed at bringing the photography community and like-minded individuals together for an evening of sharing and discussion, to inspire and foster collaboration.

The PLATFORM sessions take place on a bi-monthly basis at Objectifs.

In April, PLATFORM will feature photojournalist Kevin Lim, visual artist Alecia Neo and design studio Sarah and Schooling.

Kevin Lim (b. 1982) graduated as a journalism major from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological Unversity. He joined The Straits Times as a photojournalist in 2009. On top of shooting general news and sports for the newspaper, he has also covered the Malaysian elections and Typhoon Haiyan’s aftermath in Tacloban (2013).

Key highlights of Kevin’s career are the coverage of the 2018 Trump-Kim Summit – with him being the only Singaporean permitted to document the historic handshake and exchanges between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – in Singapore, and the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. There, he captured Usain Bolt’s golden swan song, a Neymar-led Brazil’s charge to their first football gold medal and Joseph Schooling’s triumph in the pool to win Singapore’s first ever Olympic gold medal.He is the first photojournalist to receive Singapore Press Holdings’ Journalist of the Year award (2018).

Alecia Neo works primarily with photography, video and participatory workshops to develop long-term projects involving a variety of individuals and collaborators, overlooked communities and their spaces. She has worked and her works have been exhibited internationally.

She has developed projects in Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore centering on communities living with blindness since 2012, exploring how meaning and narratives are translated in the absence of sight. She is also currently working on a 3 year long collaborative project with elderly communities in Singapore, Both Sides, Now. Alecia is also an Artist Lead with Brack, a trans-border arts platform for socially engaged artists. She was awarded the Young Artist Award in 2016. (http://www.alecianeo.com/)

Sarah and Schooling (Sarah Tang and Alison Schooling) is a two-women graphic design studio based in Singapore. They connect ideas, visualise concepts and develop design strategies that best communicate the needs and objectives of their clients.

An ardent supporter of Singapore’s literary scene, the studio is actively involved in designing books and publications across multiple genres. Their capabilities and experience stretch beyond publications, reaching other creative disciplines such as visual identity and branding, art directing, editorial design, web design, copywriting, and conducting workshops. (http://www.sarahandschooling.com/)

For the latest updates on PLATFORM’s activities, visit their Facebook page.

Header image © Kevin Lim / The Straits Times