Spotted! Cassandra Goh

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Cassandra Goh calls herself a communicator, shooting stories that are heavy with visual activism. “My passion lies in sustainability – environmental and social concerns -, travel and adventure.”

In the featured series titled A Mode of Being Apart, Cassandra focuses her lens on the ongoing separatist conflict in Xinjiang. “Especially on the issue of discrimination which has caused tension between Han Chinese and Uyghurs, highlighting the enforcement of human rights in Xinjiang.”

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Ways of Seeing by Elephnt

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(from the press release)

Originally a project to document and understand the architectural elements that facilitate surveillance and clear sight lines in public housing estates, Ways of Seeing  by Elephnt is a collection of images that attempts to capture the aesthetic of look-out points and sight lines in and around such estates in Singapore.

From colour coded void decks whose pillars seemingly repeat infinitely to the peonies, diamonds, moon gates and circles found in stairwells and life lobbies, the architectural motifs found in public housing blocks in Singapore become our Ways of Seeing.

Elephnt is a photographer interested in urban spaces and mundane and taken for granted everyday objects. He took up mobile photography when he got bored during long training runs for marathons. He later bought a camera and started walking around public housing estates and back alleys in Singapore after reading Peter Benz’s On Marginal Spaces: Artefacts Of The Mundane. His photo projects are often the result of many long walks and his encounters with the constant cycle of urban redevelopment in Singapore.

Ways of Seeing is stocked at Booksactually.

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In Love by Dyan Hidayat

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Dyan Hidayat is a Year 2 student, majoring in Photography at the School of Arts, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University. Earlier this year he worked on a project titled In Love, a photography series about the performative nature of romantic love.

“The series centers itself through a simulated relationship between me and my collaborator, Nicolas Ow. We were classmates during our freshmen year and In Love is our first collab. Prior to this project, none of us had experiences in romantic relationships. The series juxtaposes almost candid images of romantic love with textual documentation of how we, the performers, felt towards each other during the entire process. The images were made with disposable cameras with the intention of creating a convincing quality of rawness and vulnerability, often times felt while in love.”

Full series here.

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No Real Roots by Quinn Lum Fu Loong

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No Real Roots, a project by photographer Quinn Lum Fu Loong, moves around the process and effects of crown reduction happening around Singapore.

“According to NParks, crown reduction is primarily carried out to reduce the weight of tree crowns and lower the center of gravity of tall trees,” he explains. “This process allows these trees to better withstand strong winds and rain, ultimately, reducing the risk of tree falls in the urban landscape of Singapore. These images demonstrate the swiftness and dedication of the authorities to leave any form of perceivable harm out of the equation in order to maintain the safety of its people. This then brings to question human’s innate need to change and control their environment while nature remains subservient to their demands.”

 

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Negotiation by Dorothy Yip

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Dorothy Yip‘s passion and ambition within photography lies in capturing her love for the human body. Her Final Year Project titled Negotiation is a visual study of lines, curves and contours.

“As someone who has grown up in a relatively conservative environment, I had a lot of difficulty reconciling my liberal perspectives with what I was taught as a child. My interest in nudity and nude photography complicated things. Being naked is something very natural to me; we were all born naked. Repressed, I embarked on this project to try and achieve an understanding between opposing perspectives. I want the human body and our skin to be appreciated for what it is and to show people that nakedness is only humanity’s natural state.”

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