Queenstown is one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates, and the neighbourhood where the photographer grew up in. Home Visits captures the enchanting and curious characters that live in this area, some of them temporarily, and some for all their lives. Through her images, the photographer offers a glimpse of how these individuals move and rest in their spaces, and investigates the idea of Home as a location not confined to houses but places that people spend a great deal of time in.
About the Artist
Alecia Neo graduated from the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore, majoring in Photography and Digital Imaging. With a great love for people and cultures, her work is often about common human experiences of alienation and loneliness, dislocation and belonging, and the search for self. Portraiture is the main focus of her work. Having recently embarked on a series of documentary projects in Singapore, she is enthralled by the process of getting to know her immediate surroundings and the nucleus which she operates from. Her latest body of work, Home Visits, received an Honourable Mention in the 2009 Berenice Abbott Prize. She currently works as an editorial photographer and continues to work on her personal projects.