Zann Huizhen Huang, a photojournalist from Singapore saw an opportunity to do a documentary project about the KTM Tanjong Pagar Railway when the last train was going to cease operation on 30 June 2011.
Zann captured not just still images of the station and trains but also the emotions that ran through towards its final closure. Expect to catch rare glimpses of the staff quarters and the different lifestyles built around the tracks over the last few decades. Poignant portraits of the various KTM and foodstall staff are also fondly preserved in this exhibition.
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Venue: The Photographic Society of Singapore
Loke Wan Tho Gallery
Selegie Arts Centre
30 Selegie Road, Singapore 188351
Date: 16 Sept till 22 Sept 2011
Time: Mon - Fri 2pm to 9.30pm
Sat and Sun 12pm to 5.30pm
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
Admission is free
The opening ceremony is at 7pm on 16 Sept. All are welcome to attend.
A largely self taught photographer, Zann Huizhen Huang began her first serious foray into photojournalism after the tsunami in January 2005. In less than a year, she joined WpN -World Picture News in New York. In 2007, she became the field editor/photographer (Middle East) for the Asian Geographic magazine and she also contributes to the United Nations.
Zann has covered humanitarian and socio-political issues in Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, Turkey, Thailand and the Phillippines. Her works have been published in Time magazine, Le Monde, Geo Italia, L’expresso and other publications in the US, Europe and Asia. She has also covered “Mental Health Issues” in Singapore and will be featured in the Asia Exposed 2 series in late Sept 2011, sponsored by Channel News Asia.
Zann's works have garnered numerous international awards - UNICEF photographer of the Year 2007 (Honourable Mention), International Photographer of the Year (16 Honourable Mentions from 2006 - 2011), UNESCO Humanity Photo Award 2006 and 2009, PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2007 (Honourable Mention), 2010 - 1st for Wedding and 2nd for Portraiture Category and one honourable mention for Politics Category and in 2011- 2 bronze awards for her work on the Palestinian Refugees and Cambodian Glue Kids and Le Grand Prix Care International du Reportage Humanitaire Award 2007 - Top 5 finalists alongside VII Photographer Ed Kashi.
Zann’s works were exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2006, Singapore Season 2007, New York Photo Festival 2009, Espace Dupon in Paris 2010 and Singapore's Gallery 2902 in 2009. Her child labor project in collaboration with the ILO-International Labour Organization in Holland 2010, VISA POUR L’IMAGE Photojournalism festival at Perpignan, France in 2007, Reportage Australia 2010 and in November, her work on Iran will be shown at the 7th Angkor Photo Festival 2011.