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After Everest conquest, Stefen Chow scales heights of photography

Published on Mar 12, 2014 8:12 AM
Award-winning photographer Stefen Chow speaking at gaming venue Livewire in Marina Bay Sands about how he decided to pursue photography as a career after he scaled Mount Everest in 2005. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Climbing Mount Everest is an achievement in itself but it also turned into a life-changing event for photographer Stefen Chow.

The Singapore permanent resident told an audience here last night that he had been a keen amateur photographer during his days as an engineering student at the National University of Singapore in the early 2000s.

His hobby included taking photos while on mountaineering trips in places such as New Zealand.

But it was after he climbed Mount Everest in 2005 at the age of 25 that he decided to go professional.

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