Exactly Foundation: Who Cares?


They are often mere statistics these days – the growing ranks of the elderly, whose care will be borne by ever fewer caregivers. But dive deeper into the people themselves and myriad stories emerge. Dreams, memories, fears, friendship, love, and loss…

In Who Cares? photographer Kelvin Lim uses his remarkable visual storytelling abilities to explore the world of these men and women, the limited care options they face as they age, and the larger issue of a greying population.

Alongside the photographs, this volume documents the responses of viewers from all walks of life. Their reflections offer us a personal look at mortality, duty and the future of growing old in Singapore.

The keynote essay is written by Radha Basu, Director of Research at Lien Foundation. Prior to that, she covered ageing and other social issues for more than a decade as a journalist with the Straits Times.

About Kelvin Lim

Kelvin Lim, a commercial photographer, won the Best Portrait Photography award (Singapore Tatler) in 2016. He has exhibited solo at Portraits of Love by the Home Nursing Foundation. Kelvin is a consummate storyteller who uses photography, writing, and art to reveal his subjects’ inner beauty. “It doesn’t matter if we’re pretty or ugly, rich or poor, famous or misunderstood. Beneath what everyone sees on the outside, there is something within us that is human and real. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, and everyone has a story to tell. This is the inspiration behind my work.”

About Exactly Foundation

Exactly Foundation is a not-for-profit, trademarked registered label established by Li Li Chung to commission photographers to create works that stimulate discussion of social concerns in Singapore. Its goal is to produce new knowledge by having viewers engage with the photographs and share them with friends and family over a 2-3 month period.

2 in stock


BY Kelvin Lim and the Exactly Foundation
YEAR 2017
DETAILS Paperback, sale-stitched, 2 sections bound by belly band, 76pp
21cm x 29.7cm

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