2008

Tan Ching Yee
Closer


Tan Ching Yee attempts to challenge the immediate social perceptions we have of people. She invites her audience to look closer while she reveals the different sides of a seemingly fierce-looking stranger. Her main subject was a total stranger whom she approached on the streets. The images were taken in the unusually colourful apartment flat of her subject, who has a Thai wife, a few pet birds, and several good friends.

About the Artist
In 2007, Tan Ching Yee left her job as a teacher to pursue photographer full time. Now, she teaches part-time at the School of the Arts (SOTA) Singapore and as a freelance photographer’s assistant. Her works display an intense inter- est in portraiture, food, architecture, conceptual and fine art photography.