“Tell-Tale Lines” is back for the third time. A series of black-and-white photos that shines
When photographer Alan Lim was growing up in the 1970s and 80s, one scene entrenched itself firmly in his mind – that of people working hard. Whether it was workers laboriously grinding out tofu with a traditional stone wheel at his grandparent’s shophouse in Waterloo Street, or his father starting his day at 1am lifting and butchering meat in a Toa Payoh wet market, the ordinary person in post-independence Singapore was always hard at work.
This tireless ethic formed the backbone of Singapore’s miraculous ascent to affluence today. While the contributions of politicians and business leaders are well-documented and celebrated, success would not have been possible if not for the legions of everyman workers who toiled behind the scenes. Their stories were never recorded on paper. The only tell-tale signs now are etched on their weathered faces and hands.
Date and Time: 25th Feb to 8th Mar 2019, from
25th Feb to 8th Mar 2019, from
Venue: The Hive, 1 Kallang Junction, level 6 Vanguard Campus, Singapore 339263
Hosts: This event is co-hosted by The Hive and School of Photography Singapore.