Hour at the museum

152 (2015).

The 11th edition of the Ngee Ann Photographic Exhibition features more than 250 works by about 180 photographers, both amateur and professional. These range from rolling landscapes such as lush padi fields and mountains overseas to snapshots of daily life in Singapore.

152 (2015)

By Emily Sim, 30x40cm, photograph

Sim took this shot of a cobbler at work at a void deck in Serangoon.

Milkyway About Mount Semeru (2015)

By Guek Peng Siong, 30.5x45.7cm, photograph

Guek captured this image when he was near Mount Semeru in Indonesia, which had just erupted then. He says: "The Milky Way is juxtaposed with the spewing lava to depict an ethereal image."

Abandoned Carpark (2015)

By Hendry Poh, 30.5x45.7cm, photograph

Poh is interested in the use and change of transient spaces in Singapore such as this empty carpark. He also frames the shot symmetrically, perhaps juxtaposing past and present.

Working In The Heavens (2016)

By Liew Seng Seh, 30.5x45.7cm, photograph

Liew titled the shot as such when he saw the workers suspended on a gondola. He says: "I found the scene ironic. It looks like they are working in heaven, but it is actually hard work that Singaporeans do not want to do."

The Search (2011)

By Foo Tee Jun, 86.4x122cm, photograph

Foo took this photo while walking around his neighbourhood. He chanced on a pigeon which flew in front of his lens and captured the moment.

Fencing (2015)

By Liew Tong Leng, 30.5x45.7cm, photograph

Liew used slow shutter speed to capture this motion shot of two fencers competing at the South-east Asia Games held in Singapore last year.

Rice Terrace (2012)

By Teo Yong Kang, 76x51cm, infrared photograph

This photograph of a rice terrace is part of a series by the artist titled The Frosty Summer. He says: "I wish to introduce a different perspective of these typically warm and tropical places."

Curious Young Monks (2007)


By Wong Mun Hoong, 30.5x45.7cm, photograph

Wong snapped this photo of novice monks at a religious festival on his travels to the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan, which lies near the Himalayas.

WHERE: Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till April 17, 11am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg

Lee Jian Xuan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2016, with the headline 'Hour at the museum'. Print Edition | Subscribe