The Young Photographers’ Mentorship Programme (YPMP) aims to develop the artistic voice and ambitions of emerging photographers aged 15 to 23 years old. This three-month long mentorship programme encourages them to explore and experiment with image-based work, and deepen their understanding of the creative and professional possibilities in photography. The programme was formerly known as the Shooting Home Youth Awards.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from some of the region’s foremost young artists and photographers as mentors and guest lecturers. Topics covered include how to develop a personal photographic practice, professional and ethical considerations, and exhibition making. They will work towards completing one photo project, which will be presented at Objectifs in a group exhibition at the end of programme.

The following talks by guest speakers are open to the public.

by Woong Soak Teng
Wed 30 Nov 2022, 7.30pm – 9pm
Objectifs Workshop Space
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Join photographer Woong Soak Teng as she delves into the considerations she makes when presenting her work through different mediums such as videos and print materials.

During this talk, Soak Teng will speak about her working process behind projects that she embarks on, as well as share how she decides on the presentation medium for different projects.

Woong Soak Teng (b. 1994, Singapore) practices in the intersections of art making, producing, and project managing. Her personal projects examine human tendencies to control natural phenomena and nature at large. Soak’s current research interests include the human experience of living with spinal deformity and the role of image-making and representations of human bodies in the medical field. She forms one-third of the art collective, DASSAD.

Soak graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media. She has participated in festivals and exhibitions internationally in Auckland, Copenhagen, Dali, Greece, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore. Her accolades include the Steidl Book Award Asia, Objectifs Documentary Award 2021, Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography 2018 and Singapore Young Photographer Award 2018.

by Jovian Lim
Wed 7 Dec 2022, 7.30pm – 9pm
Objectifs Workshop Space
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How does one start out as a commercial photographer, and what are the expectations involved?

In this session, photographer Jovian Lim will discuss the important due processes for photographers in the world of commercial photography. Touching on topics such as project quotations, management of clients’ expectations, and the drawing up of contracts, Jovian will also share how he balances paid and personal work from experience.

Please click here to read a recap of the session in our Journal.

Jovian’s photography hovers between realism and romance, and tows the line between the simple and sublime. Using commonplace material, he investigates ever more rarefied forms of expression, attempting to express that which is immutable, stripped of time, space and particularity.

Jovian is also the principal photographer at OFFICE AND SERVICES.