Photo projects on home, by young photographers

Featuring works by the participants of SHYA 2020
16 Feb to 12 Mar 2021 

Objectifs Lower Gallery and Courtyard

The Shooting Home Youth Awards (SHYA) is a platform for students aged 15 to 23 years old to develop their photographic skills and ambitions. The programme has been running since 2011, and has mentored more than 90 students to date.

Themed around the idea of home, the programme encourages participants to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the issues most important to them. As such the photographs address a variety of subjects that are close to the photographers’ hearts such as their families and friends.

The Shooting Home Youth Awards gives students the opportunity to build a strong portfolio, exhibit their work publicly, and network with industry professionals. Many of the participants have continued to pursue photography through their studies and on a professional basis.

This exhibition presents works by the 12 participants of SHYA 2020, who were mentored by Grace Baey, Joseph Nair, Marvin Tang and Nurul Huda Rashid. They took part in the mentorship programme over two weeks in Nov 2020 – Jan 2021.

The exhibiting artists are:

Chin Li Ping, Alexandra
LASALLE College of the Arts
An exploration of international students’ lives as they grow new roots in Singapore.

Cheryl Yip Xin Ting 
School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
NECROPHORESIS is a poignant exploration of inaesthetic modern human interventions on burial practices due to land scarcity in Singapore.

Dan N. Tran 
National University of Singapore
In the pandemic, people are not home.

Evan Lim 

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
A collection of snapshots into my past and present.

Gianna Chun 

Maryland Institute College of Art
Home; Neither Here Nor There: The journey of making tangible the lifelong process of finding “home”; retracing footsteps that were supposed to be but never were, familiar.

Goh Jing Wen 

LASALLE College of the Arts
A visual play on the word “hand-me-downs”, this series captures the quirky hand gestures I’ve subconsciously adopted from the people in my life.

Lim Yi Ann 
NUS High School
This series follows my journey in using photography to rediscover and reconnect with my paternal grandparents.

Peh Jiaxian Lisa

Nanyang Technological University
625 images of “park”: Computer vision software can quickly classify images into predefined categories up to human standards.

Wong Huilin Pauline 

LASALLE College of the Arts
Identity of a middle child

Pek Yan Lin 
Nanyang Technological University
Exploring the theme “Caregiving”, this series of images aims to revisit the relationship between my aunt, my grandma and me, in this little “space” of ours.

Muhammad Syahrul Anuar 
School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Jalan Satu, Dua, Tiga investigates the dichotomy of the picturesque hoarding images and the artist’s personal histories with the place.

Watanabe Shiya 
Nanyang Technological University
Anata documents the complex and intimate relationship of a couple that chose to be stuck together.