PhotoDialogues



Get inspired on how to approach the themes of SYPA 2020. Sign up for a lively session of sharing and learning about photography.

PhotoDialogue is a gathering for participants to openly and creatively exchange their individual opinions on the themes of ZERO. This is an exercise that aims to bring greater acceptance to diversity in the versatile medium of photography, as we enter an increasingly complex world.

The sessions will be attended by SYPA 2018 winners and SYPA 2020 guest judges, who will share the conceptual and technical aspects of their photography in creating a solid body of work. They will also expand on the themes of SYPA 2020 and take participants through the creative process of mapping out and polishing their unique ideas, and thinking up creative ways to execute them.

PhotoDialogue Session 1

Priority to youths aged 13 – 25

 
Adar Ng Ai Qing
Merit Winner in Youth Category (SUSTAINABLE CITIES AWARD)

 

Adar Ng is a media artist who works primarily with the medium of photography and video. Her works are based on philosophical queries on reality and its impermanence in the world. She uses the camera as a witness of the absence and presence in other inanimate entities and employs the usage of metaphors in a poetic endeavour to portray temporality and loss.

She is a graduate from the school of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University and has since participated in the exhibitions Undescribed #04, Adaptations by Supernormal.sg and CDL Singapore Youth Photographer Award. She was also selected to be in the digital publication of Belgrade Photo Month New Talents 2019.

 
 
Dave Lim Wei Jing
Merit Winner in Youth Category (SUSTAINABLE CITIES AWARD)

 

Dave Lim is a visual artist and filmmaker and has exhibited internationally. He graduated from Yale-NUS with BA (Hons) in Urban Studies. His work has won multiple awards such as the NTU Global Digital Art Prize and the Objectifs Documentary Award. Coming from a photojournalistic and research background, most of the work reflects greater conceptual concerns ranging from religion to society at large.

 
 
Woong Soak Teng
Overall Winner in Youth Category (SUSTAINABLE CITIES AWARD)
SYPA 2020 Judge

 

In awe of natural phenomena and nature at large, Woong Soak Teng ponders on our human tendency to control and go against them. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media. Her accolades include the Steidl Book Award Asia, Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography 2018 and Singapore Young Photographer Award 2018.

 
Title: An insight into artist process: conceptualisation to an end
 

Three artists, Adar Ng, Dave Lim and Woong Soak Teng, will share on three questions related to the process of art making. This conversation explores the similar yet dissimilar ways of ideating, processing and creating among the trio. Between the intersections and departures of the three practices, the talk offers a glimpse into an organic moulding of the creative process.

 
What to Bring

Notebook and pen

When

16th May 2020

2.00 pm – 4:00pm

Where

DECK, 120A Prinsep Street

 


 

PhotoDialogue Session 2

Priority to youths aged 13 – 25


Brian Teo
Overall Winner in Youth Category (SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AWARD)

Brian is a freelance photographer whose works have been exhibited locally and featured in major publications like Lianhe ZaoBao. He clinched the Singapore Young Photographer’s Award in 2018 and was one of the finalists of Lensculture’s Black & White Photography Awards in 2019.

As an enthusiast, Brian has a keen interest in people and street photography. This was infused with photojournalism, when he joined the Lianhe ZaoBao Student Correspondent’s Club in 2014. While Brian continues to explore the world of photography, his principle of seeking for perfection continues to guide him.

 

Title: Insights into visual storytelling.

Brian Teo will be sharing about his thought process of planning for a photo series, its execution through a showcase of some of his works, the importance of content in images, and end off with some book recommendations for inspiration.

What to Bring

Notebook and pen

When

7th June 2020

2.00 pm – 4:00pm

Where

DECK, 120A Prinsep Street

 


 

PhotoDialogue Session 3

Priority to youths aged 13 – 25

Ore Huiying
SYPA 2020 Judge

Ore Huiying is a photographer from Singapore. Her practice revolves around storytelling, which she
believes is basic to human beings. She grew up in rural Singapore, but was uprooted to an urban
environment as her country developed. As a result, she is drawn to narratives of people and places
affected by development.

In 2010 Ore moved to London to study an MA in Documentary Photography at LCC. After 4 years of
studying and living in London, she returned to Singapore to focus her photographic practice on
Southeast Asia. She has since been working on personal projects, as well as taking on commissioned
work for international publications like Bloomberg, Le Monde newspaper, M magazine and Getty
Images.

Her photographic works have been exhibited in photo festivals, museums and galleries. In 2013, she
was nominated for ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, a photography award in Singapore that honour
photographers’ original vision and dedication to their craft. In 2018, she won the top honours of the
Invisible Photographer Award for her documentary project and was selected for the World Press
Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program in the same year.

Objective

To refine participants’ series of images for a stronger Body of Work submission for SYPA 2020.

What to Bring

Notebook and pen

When

18th July 2020

2.00 pm – 4:00pm

Where

DECK, 120A Prinsep Street