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The Youth of Shooting Home

The Youth of Shooting Home

The Youth of Shooting Home
1 to 30 August 2016
Library@Orchard

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.

For more information about the programme, visit www.objectifs.com.sg or email info@objectifs.com.sg


Public Talk

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

Portraits of subjects in their natural surroundings often make for a more interesting photo. These environmental portraits can offer more insight into their character and personality, and be used to convey more information about the subject. Learn how to engage and communicate with your subjects effectively, as photographer Kong Chong Yew shares his experience working in the editorial and commercial industry. This talk is held in conjunction with Objectifs’ Shooting Home Youth Awards 2016 programme.

Kong Chong Yew (b.1986) is an editorial and commercial photographer, with a strong interest in capturing people and candid moments. As an avid outdoorsmen, he has also taken on many challenging assignments in his field of work such as teaming up with various research organisations like the Chinese Exploration Research Society, Earthwatch and HSBC to work on documentary projects. Most recently, he has documented the 2015 Singapore General Elections as the main photographer for The Middle Ground.