Subjects such as Teochew opera, friendships, and family will be explored in “The Youth of Shooting Home”, a five-year retrospective showcase of works by ten former participants of The Shooting Home Youth Awards. Formerly known as Junior Shooting Home, it is a developmental platform for young student photographers aged 15 to 18 years old that has been running since 2011.
The participating photographers for the Shooting Home Youth Awards include Kimverlyn Lim, Dara Ong, Donn Tan, Tan Wei, and Aidan Mok. All of them have continued to pursue photography in their studies and in a semi-professional capacity.
Says Dara Ong, a participant from 2014, “Junior Shooting Home not only served as a platform to improve my photography skills, it has also allowed me to meet like-minded people and gave me opportunities to work on more photography-related projects. To this day, I am still in touch with some of the mentors and participants, occasionally thinking of new ideas to work on.”
Donn Tan, a participant from 2012, is now a freelance photographer. He says, “One of the biggest takeaways from Junior Shooting Home was the ability to get to know the industry professionals, and I’m thankful for the trust of one of my mentors Jean Loo. She was the one who picked me up from obscurity and gave me the trust to work along side her as a photographer, teaching me the ropes and making me the photographer I am today.”
Public talk: Environmental Portrait Photography: How to shoot reportage-style portraits
Saturday 13 August, 2pm, at Library@orchard
Speaker: Kong Chong Yew
Exhibition duration: 1 – 31 August
Hours: Open daily 11am to 9pm. Closed on public holidays.