Photo projects on home, by young photographers

Featuring works by the participants of SHYA 2021
9 Feb to 6 Mar 2022
Opening: Wed 9 Feb, 12pm to 7pm
Objectifs Lower Gallery and Courtyard

Online Artist Talks (Held via Zoom): 

Session 1: Thu, 17 Feb | 8pm – 9.30pm (SGT)

Featuring participants Chu Meng Hong (Marc), Janel Teo Wee Teng, Muhammad Rusydan bin Md Norr, Ng Xin Lui, Seow Wei-Ming Luke, and Tay Yiling in conversation.

Session 2: Thu, 24 Feb | 8pm – 9.30pm (SGT)

Featuring participants Joseph Tasman, Lee Tze Yee Sarah, Michael Heng Lip Khiang, Tan Si Ying Kevia, Tan Shu Tsi Elisa, and Xu MeiCheng in conversation.

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 13 participants of SHYA 2021, who were mentored by Ng Hui Hsien, Juria Toramae, Lenne Chai and Marvin Tang. They took part in the programme from Dec 2021 – Jan 2022.

Read about their works here:

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About the artists:

Tan Shu Tsi Elisa (b. 2004) is an aspiring local photographer who has been shooting since 2019. She is studying while interning at TwoGather Pictures.

Janel Teo Wee Teng is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts, specialising in Photography and Digital Imaging with a minor in Art History at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University.

Joseph Tasman (b. 2003) is an Indonesian student currently undertaking the Diploma in Design Communication & Experiences program at LASALLE College of the Arts.

Tan Si Ying, Kevia is a Singaporean photographer studying at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University.

Seow Wei-Ming Luke (b. 2000) is a Singaporean photographer born and raised in Hong Kong. He is a sophomore at Yale-NUS College and enjoys playing sports, travelling and good food.

Chu Meng Hong (Marc) is a passionate young photographer and a coffee lover. He uses photography as a way to reimagine reality and spaces.

Michael Heng Lip Khiang (b. 2004) is a student at the School of the Arts, Singapore. He has been taking photographs since he was 14 years old and has an interest in performance and portrait photography.

Muhammad Rusydan bin Md Norr is a visual artist whose interest extends across the various interrelations of humans and the natural world. He is an alumnus of LASALLE College of the Arts.

Ng Xin Lui uses images as a form of navigation. Intrigued by the evanescence of mortality and nature, her work delves into the impermanent beauty of everyday sights.

Lee Tze Yee, Sarah is a recent graduate of Tanjong Katong Girls’ School and a member of the SPH Student Correspondents’ Club.

Tan Yan Sheng Shawnn uses images as a tool to investigate the relationships with his surroundings. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialisation in finance and minor in art history at the National University of Singapore.

Tay Yiling (she/her) is an aspiring artist and writer. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Photography at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media.

Xu MeiCheng (b.1999) is currently a Year 3 student in Nanyang Technological University, majoring in Photography and Digital Imaging. Her works deal with ideas of time and materials.