#WHATMAKESSG PHOTO CONTEST 23 Apr to 22 May 2018

What makes Singapore one of the most diverse, dynamic and innovative countries on the planet?

The answer is all of us, and it’s time to tell your story through your camera lens.

Join National Geographic and MCI in this photography contest, as we celebrate #WhatMakesSG a unique city-state that has progressed from third world to first in a short span of 53 years, and what the future will be like for Singapore.

What makes Singapore a unique and exciting place to live, work and play? How would you best capture Singapore’s diversity, dynamism and future-ready spirit in transforming itself on the world stage?

Through your best photos, tell us #WhatMakesSg on Instagram or Facebook, and stand to win a National Geographic Photography Expedition trip to Yellowstone, Montana.

 

More information here

Presenting “Fallout” in Singapore

今天去了沈绮颖的"余波"分享会,很高兴新加坡也有这么杰出的摄影师。她的"北京地下的蜗居世界"和"中国矽肺矿工的勇气与爱"之前我就在杂志和网上看过了,只是没有想沈绮颖竟然是个新加坡人。

绮颖让我想起了柴静! 俩个格子都不高大的女子却都很有勇气的做纪实采访和摄影的工作。柴静刚进中央电视台当主持人时被骂别当了主持人,就不是人了(这里说的是从人的角度和真相去看事物)。这和绮颖在分享会说了你得先是个人才是摄影师的道理是有点一样的。人往往以不同的身份进行着不同的决定,但我们有没有不时的停下脚步(以人的本性)看看我们所做的决定呢?

P.s one of her family history project "One Day We'll Understand" will be on exhibition at the Esplanade Singapore's Jendela Gallery until 1st April 18

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Sebastião Salgado: “I had travelled to the dawn of time.”

After reading Sebastiao Salgado’s latest book “From my Land to the Planet“, I guess i have to catch this one “The Salt of the Earth“, directed by his son Juliano and the German director Wim Wenders. Sebastião Salgado has created some of the twentieth century’s most iconic photography. From war zones to famine, genocide to exodus, Salgado has documented many of the world’s major events of the last 40 years in crisp black-and-white pictures. He’s also won countless prizes, including being named last week as a Master of Photography at Photo London 2015. I will highly recommend to any photographers out there to read his book as u will find a lot of inspiration and comfort in one of the greatest social documentary photographer and photojournalist in our time.

Extract from the book(Looking death in the face):

I have always tried to show people in all their dignity. In the majority of cases, they are the victims of cruelty, of events. They are photographed at a time in which they have lost their homes, seen their loved ones murdered, sometimes even their own children. For the most part, they are innocent people who do not deserve the misfortunes that have struck them. I took these photos because I thought that everyone needed to know. That is my opinion, but I don’t force anyone to look at them. I am not here to lecture or to set my conscience at rest by arousing feelings of compassion. I took these images because I had a moral, ethical obligation to do so. In such moments of suffering, you may ask, what are morals, what are ethics? It is when I am faced with someone who is dying and I have to decide whether or not to release the shutter of my camera.