Bryan van der Beek is a photojournalist at The Straits Times as well as an adjunct lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic. He is a graduate of Indiana University's School of Journalism. Bryan has worked for magazines and newspapers in Singapore and the United States; his clients include Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek and the Washington Post. His coverage of demonstrations in Indonesia won him an award at the prestigious Hearst Photojournalism Competition in 2001. He has completed a book project for the Singapore Disability Sports Council, as well as a project on SARS for the Singapore History Museum. Bryan's works can be seen here.

Gavin Foo is a freelance photographer and web programmer. He started his photography career doing news and event photography for the monthly university newspaper and also major school societies. He also did page design and layout for his Hall of Residence's newsletter for two years. His photographs have been featured in various exhibitions. He won first prize in a photography competition in 2004, organized by the Army Open-House Committee (SAF). He has also documented the lives of hearing-impaired children in schools during his volunteer expedition to rural Vietnam. See Gavin's work here.

How Hwee Young was a photographer with The Straits Times for three-and-a-half years before joining the European Press photo Agency last year. She was one of six photographers who documented foreign domestic workers in Singapore as part of the Day Off photography exhibition in 2003. Hwee Young received a 2005 Award of Excellence from the US-based Communications Arts 46th Annual Photography Exhibition for her work on the Asian tsunami aftermath in Thailand.

Mohd Ishak Samon has been a photographer with The New Paper for 14 years. He recently clinched the gold award for Newspaper Photographer of the Year by IFRA, a worldwide association of media publishers. He also won IFRA's top prize in the Best in Digital Photography (News) Award in 2002. In 2005, Ishak was runner-up in the Excellence for News Photography category from the Society of Publishers in Asia. He has also taken on assignments in war-torn Iraq, East Timor, Afghanistan, and more recently, the tsunami-ravaged Indonesian province of Aceh.

Jennifer Koh is a freelance photographer currently undergoing teacher training at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. Her works have been exhibited at Warwick University Arts Festival (2005) in Coventry and featured in FILE magazine. See more of her work here.

Lim Sin Thai worked as a photographer at The Straits Times for 14 years before going freelance. He won several awards for his work with the newspaper, including the in-house SIngapore Press Holdings News Picture of the Year award in 2000 and IFRA Publish Asia Digital Sports Photography silver award in 2001. He was involved in three book projects and has conducted photography classes for secondary school students.

Lim Yaohui is a third-year life sciences student in the National University of Singapore. He was the course coordinator of the NUS Photographic Society executive committee in 2004/2005 and was the third prize winner in the student category of Montage 2005: The Mosaic of Life photography competition. He was a mentor in Youth With Cameras, a photography mentorship program organized by the Singapore International Foundation. See Yaohui's work here.


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