Youth photography mentorship programme

Application Deadline: 22 October 2019
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The Shooting Home Youth Awards gives young photographers aged 15 to 23 an opportunity to learn from some of the most exciting talent in the industry and refine their visual voice.

Under the tutelage of some of Singapore’s foremost young artists and photographers, learn about

  • Crafting your own visual style
  • Making your photography stand out
  • Understanding the different opportunities in the field of photography

You will be mentored by a group of professional photographers and artists, who will deepen your understanding of the creative and professional possibilities in photography. You will also benefit from the resources and network at Objectifs, which is one of the foremost visual arts spaces in Singapore.

At the end of the 2 week-long programme, you will create a portfolio worthy body of work and have it showcased in a public exhibition.

Only 12 participants will be selected for this programme.

Submission deadline: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Selection results: Wednesday 30 October 2019
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Workshop dates:
#1 – 25 Nov 2019, Monday, 12pm to 5pm
#2 – 27 Nov 2019, Wednesday, 12pm to 5pm
#3 – 29 Nov 2019, Friday, 12pm to 5pm
#4 – 3 Dec 2019, Tuesday, 12pm to 5pm
#5 – 5 Dec 2019, Thursday, 12pm to 5pm
#6 – 7 Dec 2019, Saturday, 1pm to 3pm – Slideshow Presentation 

Shooting Home Youth Awards Faculty

Grace Baey is a Singapore-based photographer with an interest in social issues. A human geographer by training, she uses photography as a way of engaging more intimately with these issues. Of interest to her are questions of place, identity, and belonging. Her current work deals with issues of social marginalisation, with particular focus on the transgender community in Singapore.

Juliana Tan is a Singapore-based photographer and director. Trained as a filmmaker, she creates mise-en-scene in her photographs to situate the narrative of her subject. In both stills and motion, she uses lights, colours and composition purposefully, resulting in a crafted image that evokes a carefully chosen emotion.

She has been published by The New York Times, Fast Company, Financial Times, Credit Suisse Bulletin (Switzerland) and She’s Mercedes (Germany) among others. Her advertising and commercial clients include Google Pay, McDonald’s, TD Ameritrade, T Brand Sudio, Rolls-Royce, United Overseas Bank and many others. Her first zine, Waking Up in Strange Places, was selected as part of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2018 book. It was also a finalised in the Invisible Photographer Asia Photobook Awards 2018.

Joseph Nair is a Singapore based photographer and visual artist. His 2006 work, blank. was a solo show at the Month of Photography 2006 and published in Amsterdam/London as part of a select global thought collection ‘The Pars Foundation- Findings on Ice’ in 2007.  In October 2013 his work ‘Brownian’ was included in a group exhibition to accompany a conference on the ‘Future of Urban Living’’ by the Eisenhower Fellowships Societies in Singapore and Malaysia. Joe also creates through commissioned site-specific installations, appropriating and re-purposing images upon different space. His works include commissions for NOISE Singapore and Lit-up 2012.

He pays the bills as a freelance photojournalist, specialising in news and sports assignments. Starting as freelancer for The Straits Times in 2007, Joe currently strings regularly for The Business Times, The Associated Press and takes on other corporate and commercial assignments. He is a regular mentor for the Shooting Home Youth Awards.

Nurul Huda is an educator, researcher-writer, and photographer interested in the study of narratives as medium, the spatial and bodily (gendered and other) as visual and sentient manifestations, and articulates them through written and visual projects. She has exhibited in group exhibitions, published in anthologies featuring women’s stories, and is currently working on a project entitled “Women in War”.