A programme for photographers aged 15-23
Application Deadline: 3 October 2021, 11.59pm (SGT). Applications have now closed for the Shooting Home Youth Awards 2021. Thank you for your submissions.
2021 Mentors: Ng Hui Hsien, Juria Toramae, Lenne Chai, and Marvin Tang
2021 Guest Lecturers: Dennese Victoria (The Philippines), Kamiliah Bahdar (Singapore), and Nurul Huda Rashid (Singapore)
The Shooting Home Youth Awards (SHYA) is a platform for Singapore-based 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.
Through working with some of Singapore’s foremost young artists and photographers as mentors and guest lecturers, participants in SHYA will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about crafting their own style and making their photography stand out
- Build a strong portfolio
- Exhibit their work publicly
- Network with industry professionals. Many of the participants have continued to pursue photography through their studies and on a professional basis.
- Deepen their understanding of the creative and professional possibilities in photography
- Benefit from the resources and network at Objectifs, which is one of the foremost visual arts spaces in Singapore
Only 12 participants will be selected for this programme. Participants should commit to attending all workshop sessions in person.
Submission deadline: Sun 3 October 2021, 11.59pm (SGT)
Selection results: Fri 5 November 2021
1) Sat, 4 Dec: 12pm – 5pm
2) Wed, 8 Dec: 12pm to 5pm, 8pm – 9pm
3) Sat, 11 Dec: 12pm – 5pm
4) Sat, 18 Dec: 12pm – 5pm
5) Sat, 8 Jan: 12pm – 5pm
6) Sat, 15 Jan: 12pm – 5pm
7) 5 – 7 Feb, exhibition setup
Feb 2022 – exhibition opening
Shooting Home Youth Awards Facilitators
Hui Hsien’s work has been internationally exhibited in various institutions and festivals, including the Shanghai Art Book Fair (China), Martin Parr Foundation (UK), and a solo exhibition at Reykjavík Museum of Photography (Iceland).
When she’s not working with commercial brands such as Gucci, SK-II, Samsung, Canon, H&M, Spotify, Uniqlo, and Puma, just to name a few, Lenne enjoys creating sociopolitical personal work inspired by her dystopian homeland of Singapore.
Marvin Tang is a Singaporean artist who uses photography, moving images, and objects to visualise phenomena that surfaces through the act of control. His research questions the linearity of historical narratives, examining the notion of collective identities. His work builds on the multiple layers of cause and effect propagating from political decision-making to shifting social structures. He is particularly interested in applying this research to Singapore, attempting to investigate its own historical account and relationship to her expanded narratives across the globe.
Marvin is a recipient of Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography (2015), Singapore International Photography Festival Portfolio Review Prize (2016), and 8th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award (2017). His works have been presented at international festivals such as Promenades Photographiques, Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale, Nooderlicht International Photofestival, and Odesa Photo Days. He is also a creative producer at Superhero Me; a non-profit inclusive arts movement that arms children from special needs and less privileged communities with creative confidence.
Her current research project, Women in War, is a survey on images of women in war, critiqued through concepts of gender and violence, politics of the visual, and the role of the algorithm and archive as methods. In her free time, Nurul loves smelling old books and building on her collection of books and plant babies. She also hopes to adopt a kitty someday.
Receiving a degree in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 2012, she has since worked as an educator, cultural worker, and cinematographer, including filming for Shireen Senoʼs second feature, Nervous Translation.
Related Public Talks
Please click here to sign up for the public talks by guest speakers Dennese Victoria (The Philippines) and Kamiliah Bahdar (Singapore).