Showcasing works by alumni of the Shooting Home Youth Awards

Library@Orchard
1 to 30 August 2016
Free admission

Public talk: Environmental Portrait Photography: How to shoot reportage-style portraits
Speaker: Kong Chong Yew
Date/Time: Saturday 13 August, 2pm

The Youth of Shooting Home celebrates the works of 10 young photographers who are alumni of the Shooting Home Youth Awards, a platform for students to develop their photographic skills and ambitions. Formerly known as Junior Shooting Home, the programme has been running since 2011, and has mentored 50 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 young photographers’ hearts such as friendships and their families. Most of the works are from photo projects that the participants initiated during the programme, with some from their current photographic practice.

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 of the Shooting Home Youth Awards have continued to pursue photography through their studies and on a professional basis.

Aidan Mock
The Art of Travel

Photographing tourists in Singapore, I noticed how similar everyone looked, brandishing smartphones and selfie-sticks to capture themselves.

Aidan (Yale-NUS College) has freelanced as a photojournalist for TODAY Newspaper. More of his work can be found at www.aidanmock.com.

Joel Lim
of Bittersweets and memory

This project is an attempt to reconcile with my memories of my old house and neighborhood.

Joel is a JC2 student studying Art in Raffles Institution and a member of Raffles Photographic Society.

 
 
 

Tan Wei
Self Reflection

Tan Wei (LASALLE College of the Arts) was a nominee of PLATFORM TEN in 2012 as one of the ‘Ten New Faces in Singapore Photography’.

Dara Ong
Ma

Mothers are extraordinary superheroes in disguise.

Dara Ong (Nanyang Polytechnic) has been consistently working on her own photography projects that often revolve around her family and her life.


Donn Tan Zheng Yu
For your Eyes Only

My work is about one’s deepest fear, ones that even they themselves don’t want to acknowledge, preferring to keep hidden.

Donn Tan Zheng Yu (NTU, School of Art, Design and Media) was awarded “Most Promising Young Photographer” in Junior Shooting Home ‘12.

Jamie Chan
The Funeral

It was such a humbling and eye-opening experience documenting my late uncle’s traditional Chinese funeral. I hope that such traditions and the stories behind them live on.

Jamie Chan currently splits her time between art management for the Kodály Academy of Music (Singapore), translation works and freelance travel photography projects.

Kimverlyn Lim
Before We Grow Up

This is for the people who miss their youth.

Kimverlyn (Temasek Polytechnic) is currently doing social media for an advertising agency, where she incorporates the thinking process and creative development learnt in through Objectifs’ Junior Shooting Home.

Sherman Tham
The Smell of Her Cigar

I have always wanted to explore the relationship that I have with my beloved grandma.

Sherman’s work was part of photo book project, +50, by the photography collective PLATFORM.

Lim Chien Her
The Spirit Never Dies

My passion for the dying art of Chinese opera in Singapore has fuelled a desire to express the sights, emotions, as well as feelings involved in this unique performing art with a camera.

Chien Her (Zhonghua Secondary School) is currently working on a project close to his heart; his grandma, who has dementia and is living in a nursing home.

Beaunice Toh
The Towkay Dad

This series documents my dad’s life. His life at work. His life after work.

Beaunice Toh (NTU School of Art, Design and Media) is currently majoring in digital film-making. Her photography background had helped hone her interest in details and art direction.