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We gather the latest and worthy photography related news for you. Whether you are a photography enthusiast or a professional photographer, there is something for everyone here.

Exhibition – Singapore Street Photography

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A new Design District Mobile App was recently created by the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore. This self-guided walking trail features design hotels, independent shops, neighbourhood cafes and galleries that are within 3km of the museum in Maxwell Road. For instance, you can sip a cuppa at My Awesome Cafe in Telok Ayer Street – its facade is covered in Chinese characters – or browse vinyls at Curated Records in Tiong Bahru Road.

The museum also worked with Singapore award-winning photographer Alan Lim to publish a Design District Photo Book. The street photography book has 70 pictures shot around the Design District. A selection of pictures from the book will be exhibited on lightboxes along the facade of the Red Dot Traffic Building, where the museum is housed, from 7th to 20th Nov.

The Design District App is free for download on the App Store and Google Play. Go to for details

Co-op Hotshots 2015 Photography Competition

As the Official Partner of Co-op Hotshots Photography Competition organised by Singapore National Co-operative Federation, School of Photography Singapore wants you to let your talents shine and showcase your photography skill, because you might be the one to  walk away with over $5,000 with of prizes!

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Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

As a People and Portrait Photographer for almost 20 years I have photographed many people from all walks of life. And during my 12 years career as a staff photographer in The Straits Times, I was lucky enough to have photographed some of the world most iconic figures, such as leaders like Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, George W. Bush, Lee Hsien Loong and many more.

But above all, there was one who I felt extremely privileged to have photographed, not once but numerous occasions. He was the founding father of the modern Singapore, the visionary who was responsible to turn the once a swampy island into today world class city-state, with precious decision. He was no other than the man himself, Lee Kuan Yew, the extraordinary.

Alan Lim

Photography Lesson In The Gallery

Another photography sharing session at the exhibition. A different classroom setting for SOP today, Alan Lim held a session for a group of SOP Alumni at the ION Art gallery where currently over 100 prints from 13 international photographers including himself showcasing in this exhibition titled, ‘Myanmar’s Dreams‘.

Digital photographic and internet have made easy access to photography, we are so used to seeing them online these days that seeing a real photography print is simply a pure treat. These photos will not do justice to the beautiful Myanmar if they are only to be seen on your computer screen, if you still haven’t seen them in person, please come tomorrow(6th Feb), it’s the last day.

Meet The Artists Sharing Session

To those who have missed the Meet The Artists Sharing Sessions at the Myanmar’s Dream photo exhibition over the past weekend, here is your last chance. Alan Lim is considering to hold another
session this coming Thursday(5th Feb) at 7.00pm if we could gather a minimum of 15 people. Hear the stories behind each photo and find out how they were brought to life, and pick his brain in travel photography.

If you are interested to attend please email us at to register by Thursday 1pm.

Here is a gallery of the past sharing sessions.

Opening Night of Myanmar’s Dreams Exhibition


Some photos taken at the opening night. Photo credits to Jose Tay, Ben Cheong and SOP.

Photography Exhibition- Myanmar’s Dreams

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A photography exhibition showcasing the Golden Land, her culture, heritage and people, opens today from 28th Jan to 6th Mar 2015 at ION Art gallery, level 4 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801.

The exhibition is presented by Art & Hope and curated by Jose Tay who has an extensive years of experience in the Visual Art’s industry such as managing the visual art programmes for the National Museum of Singapore (2006-2010) and held as the Fair Director of the inaugural Art Stage Singapore 2011.

This exhibition showcases over 100 images by 13 international photographers, including School of Photography Singapore(SOP)  very own Photographer Mentor Alan Lim. More than 10 pieces of Alan’s work can be seen at the exhibition including ‘Heart & Soul of Myanmar‘ which is used for the main intro and invites of the show.  Alan is most delighted to have some of his students’ work to be exhibited side by side in the same show, and using photography to help the children of Myanmar. All works are for sale.

SOP is proud to be the supporting partner of Myanmar’s Dreams.