Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. He has worked in the creative industry in Asia and Australia for over 20 years. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. Through IPA, Kevin participates vigorously in photography and art across the region as a practitioner, curator and educator. In his own practice, Kevin is interested in Singapore – her temperament, aesthetic and growing pains. A broader canvas is marked by a curiosity in mortality, and how people cope with the finiteness of being mortal. Kevin was the first artist in residence for Exactly Foundation (Singapore) in 2015. Singapore on Public Notice (2011–2015) was exhibited at the Singapore International Photography Festival in 2016, as part of The Archive as Conversation. His book of photographs titled Suddenly The Grass Became Greener was published in 2016. Most recently, Kevin’s solo exhibition AESTHETICITY was presented at DECK in 2018 as part of the TRACE Series featuring Singapore image-makers. Kevin has served as curator and jury for various festivals and programs, including the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), WMA Masters Award (Hong Kong), Singapore International Photography Festival, Odessa/Batumi Photo Days Festival(Ukraine), Prix Pictet Award, PhotoQuai Biennale (France), Hong Kong Photobook Awards, Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards (USA) and Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (Malaysia), to name a few. Kevin WY Lee is a Design Graduate from the College Of Fine Arts, University Of New South Wales, Australia.
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- Submission deadline 15 October 2018
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1. Make sure your work is ready for a portfolio review. Keep these questions in mind when you do so. Are you a photographer working on single images? Do you have a cohesive body of work with a well developed concept and a personal vision? Are you able to articulate your concept and your vision? You may want to write a statement explaining your work and read it out when you present your work.
2. Once you have chosen a body of work, work on it to make a tight edit of 20-25 photographs that best represent your story or your personal vision. You can either show your work digitally or in prints. If you are showing your work digitally, make sure you bring your own computer and ready with your selects before your review session. If you are using prints, make sure you print your images (we recommend minimum 5 in x 7 in or above depending on your work) and have them in a sequence that works for your series.
3. Research each reviewer before your session so that you know how relevant the review will be for your work and to know what kind of questions to ask.
4. Keep notes of the reviewers comments and have your questions ready. A notebook and a pen comes in very handy.
5. Have a business card ready so that you can pass them around during or after your review session so that the reviewer remembers you. The card preferably should have one of your photos with your contact information. Ask for the reviewer’s contact information and send an email later so that s/he remembers you and your work. Developing relationships is essential in this field.
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