TwentyFifteen 17/20: DEFU


DEFU is a collaboration between Sam Chin and Samuel He, a photo series of organised chaos of Defu Industrial estate, a gathering of more than 1,000 factories in an area larger than 240 football fields.

From the introduction of the book, “Change is long overdue for the well-worn estate, with its dusty roads and often illegally-parked vehicles. In order to contain pollution and to optimise land use, the government has launched a 20-year plan to revitalise the area … Some of the present chaos will no doubt be organised into neatly stacked industrial buildings. With that, much of its photographic charm too might be lost.”

The founders of Platform – Tay Kay Chin, Darren Soh, Ernest Goh and Leonard Goh – initiated TWENTYFIFTEEN to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. 20 photographers have been chosen to create 15 images each, with a folio published for each photographer in the months leading up to August 9, 2015. 

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BY Sam Chin and Samuel He
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2015
DETAILS 38 cm x 28 cm; 36pp