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Title: Home visits
Authors: Neo, Alecia Hui Fen
Keywords: DRNTU::Visual arts and music::Design::Product
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: I am most drawn to individuals with stories to tell, common people with imperfections. I see my own vulnerability in theirs. What I love most about photography is the way it allows me to form new relationships with people, and how it allows an entry point to the unknown. In this series, I photograph people in the neighbourhood that I grew up in. Being one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates developed by the government’s public housing authority, Queenstown is populated with curious characters. Some have lived in this area all their lives, building a tight knit social group within the estate, while others are foreigners, making this place home temporarily. I find myself being captivated by the way these individuals move and rest in their spaces. Without political or scientific intent, my personal approach focuses on my sitters’ personalities, relationships and their spaces. Often photographing them in their homes and workspaces, the images offer an insider’s peek into the psyche and lives of Singaporeans. While the nation is often conveniently dismissed as monotonous and operating with clinical dentistry, the presence of these tenderly flawed individuals appear enchanting.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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