Winning the PX3 2019 Book Best New Talent (Non Pro) with my photo book 'SIBLINGS - The Ups And Downs Of Having One' has ignited a passion within me to use photography to inspire the world. I was especially honored to be the first Singaporean to be featured in the prestigious competition's interview. To be recognized alongside such talented photographers from around the world was humbling and inspiring. It was a reminder of the power of photography to transcend borders and connect people through shared experiences.
As a photographer, I have always been drawn to capturing compelling stories that move people and spark conversations. Winning this award has given me a platform to share these stories and amplify the voices of those who may not have been heard otherwise.
I am excited to use my newfound recognition to shine a light on important social issues and to promote positive change through my photography. Whether it's documenting the beauty of nature, capturing the resilience of marginalized communities, or shedding light on important societal issues, I am committed to using my camera as a force for good.
At the same time, I am humbled by the responsibility that comes with this recognition. I know that with every photograph I take, I have the power to shape perceptions and influence opinions. It is a responsibility that I take seriously, and one that drives me to continuously improve my craft and approach each project with intention and purpose.
As I look to the future, I am filled with excitement for the possibilities that lay ahead. I am inspired by the work of other photographers and artists who use their craft to promote positive change and create a more equitable and just world. I am grateful for the opportunities that have brought me to this point, and I am eager to continue exploring, learning, and growing as a photographer.
To anyone who is considering pursuing a career in photography or just starting out on their own journey, I would encourage you to stay true to your passions and use your camera to make a difference in the world. Whether it's capturing the beauty of the world around us or documenting important social issues, photography has the power to inspire change and make a difference in the world.
*Siblings - The Ups and Downs of Having One is a touching and relatable photo book that explores the complex and often conflicting emotions that come with having a sibling. Through a series of candid and intimate photographs, this book captures the joys, challenges, and unique bond that exists between siblings. Whether you are an only child, have multiple siblings, or fall somewhere in between, this book is sure to resonate with you and offer a fresh perspective on the complexities of sibling relationships. Book reviewed by Dr Michele Borba, best-selling author and parenting expert and Dr William Wan, Secretary General of the Singapore Kindness Movement
Tan Chin Hock
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