Calvin Chow was born in 1993 in Singapore. He is an artist working with both the still and moving image, with an interest in the relentlessness of things, of time, of space, and everything in between.
In 2018, he received his BA in Communication Studies (Hons) with a specialisation in photojournalism from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University. With a formal education in photojournalism and its rigors, Calvin self-published Cratus, a black and white, risograph printed zine chronicling the struggles of a Singaporean Powerlifter and dreamer.
Calvin’s recent works focus greater on the conceptual. While unable to fully break away from the ties to the tradition found in the compositions of documentary photography, he longer works within the rules demanded by photojournalism. Currently, Calvin is working on a long-term project between Jakarta and Singapore titled The Blindness Of The Sea. It is a story about walls, water, human nature, and the sea. In fear of rising sea levels and humanity’s collective choices, Calvin began this project on a self-funded trip in 2019.
When in Singapore, Calvin works as a commercial photographer. He loves the outdoors, is an avid rock climber and scuba diver.