Red Flowers 红花 by Shi Chenbai. SIPF 2022.
Red Flowers 红花 by Shi Chenbai. SIPF 2022.
9th Singapore International Photography Festival 2024 Open Call
9th Singapore International Photography Festival 2024 Open Call
Discovering fresh works in the field of image-making and photography. Entries are now open, with no thematic limits.
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Portfolio Jury Panel
Dr. Adele Tan
Dr. Adele Tan
Senior Curator, National Gallery Singapore

Dr. Adele Tan, Senior Curator at the National Gallery Singapore, focuses on research in modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia and China. Her recent curatorial projects include Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia, 1960s to 1990s, a monographic exhibition on the artist-computer scientist Lin Hsin Hsin, and OUTBOUND, a commissioned series of site-specific artwork at the Gallery. Currently, she is working on a retrospective on Kim Lim (2024) and leading the curatorial revamp of the DBS Singapore Gallery (launching in 2025).

Louise Fedotov-Clements
Louise Fedotov-Clements
Director Photoworks

Louise Fedotov-Clements is the Director of Photoworks, a national and international platform established in 1995, focused on the development of photography and related media through a programme of exhibitions, residencies, awards, engagement and the international Photoworks Festival. She is also the Founder of FORMAT Festival, previously Artistic Director of QUAD and National Curator for Forestry England.

Gwen Lee
Gwen Lee
Director and Co-founder Singapore International Photography Festival and DECK

Gwen Lee is the Director and Co-Founder of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), the longest running photo festival in Southeast Asia, and DECK, Singapore’s first independent arts centre dedicated to photography arts. Lee has curated over 40 photography exhibitions in Singapore and overseas. Some of these highlighted exhibitions are: Flux: Contemporary Photography from China (2014) Margins: Drawing Pictures of Home (2020) at the ArtScience Museum, STEIDL DECK: 1001 Steidl Books (2016) at DECK, Southeast Asia premiere showcases Daido Moriyama: Prints and Books from 1960s – 1980s (2016) and Between Love and Death: Diary of Nobuyoshi Araki (2018), and The Natural History of an Island (2021) and Archipelago: Paradise Revisit (2023) at Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival. She has served as a jury member and portfolio reviewer on international platforms FOAM Paul Huf Award, New Cosmos Japan, FORMAT UK, KL PHOTO Award, KG+, DIPE China, Houston Fotofestival, Daegul Photo Biennale, Recontres d’ Arles and Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Serubiri Moses
Serubiri Moses
Visiting Faculty at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College / Editorial team at e-flux journal

Serubiri Moses is an author and curator based in New York City. He is the author of several book chapters translated into five languages, and is the editor of Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World (Valiz, 2021). He currently serves as faculty in Art History at Hunter College, CUNY, and Visiting Faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. He previously held teaching positions at New York University, and the New Centre for Research and Practice, Dark Study, and Digital Earth Fellowship. As a curator, he has organised exhibitions at museums including MoMA PS1, Long Island City; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and the Hessel Museum, Bard College, NY. He serves on the editorial team of e-flux journal.

 Wimo Ambala Bayang
Wimo Ambala Bayang
Artist and Curator Ruang MES 56

Wimo Ambala Bayang is an artist and curator. He is the co-founder of Ruang MES 56, an artist collective that focuses on the development of photography and contemporary art, crossing over with other disciplines in critical and contextual approaches. He has co-curated several projects for international platforms, such as Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen and Foam X Ruang Mes 56 at Foam Amsterdam. He is also the co-programmer for Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta.

Sunyoung Kim
Sunyoung Kim
Senior Curator Museum Hanmi

Born in 1982 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, currently lives and works in Seoul. Since 2010, she has been a senior curator at Museum Hanmi, formerly known as The Museum of Photography, Seoul. Her work involves collaborating with photographic artists for indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Kim also spearheads the MH Talent Portfolio open call program since 2015, fostering collaborations between young artists and the museum. She serves as a juror and portfolio reviewer for photography platforms and presents papers at overseas symposiums on Korean photography and visual culture. Kim writes columns on Expanded Photography for Korean Photography Magazine Photo Arts and conducts interviews with artists and curators in the contemporary photography scene. Her research focuses on medium specificity and its impact on contemporary photographic practices. She recently received the 10 x 10 Photobooks Research Grants on Korean Photobook History and studied women photographers in the 1960s, exploring their works in magazines.

Seok Jaehyun
Seok Jaehyun
Director ArtSpace LUMOS and Busan International Photo Festival

Seok Jaehyun has been working as an independent curator internationally since 2006 organising and curating the Daegu International Photo Biennale. His curational exhibitions were presented worldwide including FotoIstanbul, Dali International Photography Exhibition, PhotoBrussel, to name a few. Since 2018, he is directing the ArtSpace LUMOS focusing on photography exhibitions and publishing photo books. Today, he is the Director of Busan International Photo Festival for four years.

Tanvi Mishra
Tanvi Mishra
Curator, Writer, Photo Editor

Tanvi Mishra works with images as a photo editor, curator, writer and educator. Among her interests are rights and representation in image-making, research strategies in visual culture as well as the notion of truth/fiction in photography, particularly in the current political landscape. She has served as the Creative Director of The Caravan, is part of the photo-editorialteam of PIX and has curated multiple exhibitions, including the Louis Roederer Discovery Award for Recontres d'Arles 2023.

Photo Book Jury Panel
Gwen Lee
Gwen Lee
Director and Co-founder, Singapore International Photography Festival and DECK

Gwen Lee is the Director and Co-Founder of the Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), the longest running photo festival in Southeast Asia, and DECK, Singapore’s first independent arts centre dedicated to photography arts. Lee has curated over 40 photography exhibitions in Singapore and overseas. Some of these highlighted exhibitions are: Flux: Contemporary Photography from China (2014) Margins: Drawing Pictures of Home (2020) at the ArtScience Museum, STEIDL DECK: 1001 Steidl Books (2016) at DECK, Southeast Asia premiere showcases Daido Moriyama: Prints and Books from 1960s – 1980s (2016) and Between Love and Death: Diary of Nobuyoshi Araki (2018), and The Natural History of an Island (2021) and Archipelago: Paradise Revisit (2023) at Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival. She has served as a jury member and portfolio reviewer on international platforms FOAM Paul Huf Award, New Cosmos Japan, FORMAT UK, KL PHOTO Award, KG+, DIPE China, Houston Fotofestival, Daegul Photo Biennale, Recontres d’ Arles and Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

David Campany
David Campany
Curator at Large, International Center of Photography, New York

David Campany is Curator at Large for the International Center of Photography, New York. Recent curatorial projects include William Klein: Yes –Photographs, Paintings, Films 1948-2013 (ICP, New York, 2022); ACTUAL SIZE! Photography at Life Scale (ICP, 2022); A Trillion Sunsets: A Century of Image Overload (ICP, 2022). Recent books include Indeterminacy: Thoughts on Time, The Image and Race(ism), co-written with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa (2022) and On Photographs (2020).

Ang Song Nian
Ang Song Nian
Co-founder of THEBOOKSHOW and Artist, THEBOOKSHOW

Ang Song Nian is the founder of THEBOOKSHOW, a platform which started in 2014 that works towards providing opportunities for artists and photographers interested in the self-published photobook medium. In his art practice, he works with materials and traces of human behaviours made visible within landscapes through photographic documentations and installation. Intrigued by the narration of thoughts and ideologies through visuals, his works questions the relationship of human interventions and manipulations on landscapes.

Tanvi Mishra
Tanvi Mishra
Curator, Writer, Photo Editor

Tanvi Mishra works with images as a photo editor, curator, writer and educator. Among her interests are rights and representation in image-making, research strategies in visual culture as well as the notion of truth/fiction in photography, particularly in the current political landscape. She has served as the Creative Director of The Caravan, is part of the photo-editorialteam of PIX and has curated multiple exhibitions, including the Louis Roederer Discovery Award for Recontres d'Arles 2023.

Erik Kessels
Erik Kessels
Artist, Curator and Communication Designer, Erik Kessels / KesselsKramer

Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, curator and communication designer, with great interest in art and photography. Erik Kessels is since 1996 Creative Partner of communications agency KesselsKramer. As an artist and curator Kessels has published over 100 books of his 're-appropriated' images and has written the international bestseller Failed It! and Complete Amateur. He has taught at several Art Academies (Amsterdam, Milan, Toronto, Lausanne, Düsseldorf). Kessels made and curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures, Mother Nature, 24HRS in Photos, Album Beauty and Unfinished Father. Currently, he is working on a long-term European art project called Europe Archive. In 2010 Kessels was awarded with the Amsterdam Prize of the Arts, in 2016 nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Until 2022 his mid-career retrospective is shown in Turin, Düsseldorf and Budapest and he exhibited recently in the SFMOMA. He was called “a visual sorcerer” by Time Magazine and a “Modern Anthropologist” by Voque (Italia).

Yanyou Yuan Di
Yanyou Yuan Di
Founder and Director, Jiazazhi Press & Books

Yanyou Yuan Di is an editor, publisher, founder and director of Jiazazhi Press & Books. He is also a co-founder of General Manual and Special edition Project. He has participated in numerous art book fairs and exhibitions in New York, Paris, Tokyo etc. He has also curated more than 20 books for Chinese photographers. Some of the books he curated were nominated and awarded in famous photobook awards, such as Kassel Fotobook Award, Paris Photo-Aperture Photobook Award, Rencontres d’Arles Author Book Awards, to name a few.

Maarten Schilt
Maarten Schilt
Founder, Publisher, Gallerist, Schilt Publishing & Gallery

Maarten Schilt has been active as a publisher of top-quality photography for more than 25 years and as a gallerist for 10 years. He is the founder of Schilt Publishing & Gallery, based in Amsterdam. This esteemed publishing house and gallery concentrates on high profile journalistic, documentary as well as art photography.

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