Career Highlights

2017

Jury Member (from 2016)
Singapore Book Awards

2016

Creator & Photographer
Save Baby Yujia documentary, Singapore

Expert Panel Member
The Seed Grant, National Arts Council

2015

Speaker
The 5 Stars Roundtable@Singapore Art Museum

Curator & Project Director
TwentyFifteen.sg exhibition, Jendala Gallery, Esplanade

Commissioned Artist
Marina Bay Station, Art In Transit program, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Featured Photographer
14th Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Dong Gang, South Korea

Co-editor
JONGKEUN PARK, Winner, 5th ILWOO Photography Prize

Judge (till 2017, for photography, illustration & design)
In-house competition, Chinese Media Division, Singapore Press Holdings

2014

Curator
Go-Far 10th Anniversary exhibition, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

Author
Made in Singapore, fifth in the TwentyFifteen.sg series

Lecturer
Applied Creativity & Entrepreneurship module, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

Workshop Leader
Applied Creativity, for Pavilion Capital

2013

Exhibitor
PARALLAX, Asean-Korea Center, Seoul, South Korea

Featured Photographer
IMAGE MAKERS documentary series, directed by Chen-Hsi Wong

Author & Publisher
SPOOKS

Curator
Taman Jurong: A Place Called Home exhibition, Taman Jurong Community Museum

Co-founder, Editor & Publisher
TwentyFifteen.sg, an initiative to publish 20 new books by 20 Singaporean photographers

2011

Curator & Project Manager
National Day Parade 2011 Traveling Exhibition

Photographer & Writer
Home Just Got Closer, a booklet exploring human relationships, for National Heritage Board, Singapore

Picture Editor & Designer
GE11: We Were There magazine

2010

Co-founder
PLATFORM

Exhibitor
Fotografia, Festival Internazionale di Roma

2009

(till 2011) Photographer
Singapore At Work, 50th anniversary book project, National Trades Union Congress

(till 2015) Lecturer
Photojournalism, Nanyang Technological University

Photographer
Book project, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts

Writer & Director
Dads For Life, a short multimedia documentary on fatherhood, for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Photographer, Writer & Designer
Close Encounters of the Nice Kinds, a commission from National Heritage Board, Singapore

Featured artist
Colour Maestro, a television documentary series on Singaporean artists, aired on Singapore’s Channel U

2008

Author & Publisher
Becoming Capa

Exhibitor
PhotoArtAsia magazine launch, Bangkok, Thailand

Photographer
Nike Human Race book project, Singapore leg

Photographer
Singapore Petroleum Company annual report

2007

Photographer
Singapore Technologies Engineering 40th anniversary book

Becoming Capa, a novella written in 1992 was turned into a feature film, Becoming Royston

2006

Curator
Out of Focus, Month of Photography, Singapore

Author & Publisher
Panoramic Singapore

Co-founder
Kay Ngee Tan Architects Gallery with architect Tan Kay Ngee

Exhibitor
Unphotographable, Esplanade Tunnel, Singapore

Coordinator
International Photography Research Network Singapore-UK Residency

2005

(till 2006) Instructor
Desktop Publishing, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University

Invited Photographer
Vision Beijing

Photographer
The Journey, Singapore’s Land Transport Story

Completed personal project – August 9 Babies – 40 people born on August 9

Invited Nominator
World Press Photo 50th anniversary book – Things As They Are

Director of Photography & Curator
Glimpses of Light exhibitions on tsunami

2004

Lead Documentary Photographer & Humanitarian Relief Volunteer
Mercy Relief

Epson Stylus Pro
Epson Singapore

Picture Editor
38 degree, Remembering Sars exhibition, Singapore History Museum(now National Museum of Singapore)

Olympus Visionary
Olympus Singapore

Columnist
Grain magazine

Exhibitor
Chobi Mela photography festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2003

Speaker
Clickart Singapore

(till 2008) Member
Cultural Medallion & Young Artist award panel, National Arts Council, Singapore

Exhibitor
Panorama – Kinokuniya Sydney, Australia

Solo exhibitor
Panoramic Singapore, Objectifs Centre For Photography & Film

Solo exhibitor
Panoramic Singapore, Esplanade Tunnel, Singapore

Co-founder
Shooting Home, one of the first photography workshops in Southeast Asia, with Objectifs

Hasselblad Master
Named one of 12 masters in the world for that year by Hasselblad Sweden

2002

Photographer
Brave The Heat book project for MTV Asia

Photographer
A Different Sun, charity book project benefitting children cancer patients

Exhibitor
Chobi Mela photography festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Master Speaker & Exhibitor
Month of Photography, Singapore

2001

Panoramic Singapore exhibited as part of New Messenger exhibition, Gallery Hotel, Singapore

Sept 11 cover for The Sun selected as one of 10 best designs by Poynter Institute

Panoramic Singapore published in Asian Geographic magazine

Presentation Editor
The Sun, Bremerton, Washington

Started working on Panoramic Singapore

2000

Founder
Nikon Media Photographer of the Year Award, Singapore

 

1999

Promoted as head of the Picture Desk, the first photographer to have risen from the rank to the top post

Resigned from The Straits Times but remained as a web consultant to spearhead redesign

 

1998

Returned to The Straits Times Picture Desk as Assistant Picture Editor

 

1996

Designer
The Straits Times Interactive

Participant
Ethics and Leadership in Photojournalism Workshop
Poynter Institute for Media Studies
St. Petersburg, Florida

Deputy Picture Editor
The Straits Times

Participant
Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop
Marquette University, Milwaukee

Learned web design and built one of the first online photography galleries in the world for The Straits Times photographers

1994

Participant
Electronic Photo Workshop 6
National Press Photographers Association
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1993

(till 1996) Photographer
The Straits Times

 

Participant
Electronic Photo Workshop 5
National Press Photographers Association
Ft Collins, Colorado

1992

Graduated with Bachelor of Journalism in Photojournalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia

1991

First Singaporean to participate in Missouri Photo Workshop

Photography Intern
Hartford Courant 

1990

Scholar
Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship

1989

Enrolled as Undergraduate at University of Missouri-Columbia

 

1987

Staff Photographer
联合晚报 Lianhe Wanbao, Singapore

Copywriter
Angie Mui Advertising