These engaging portraits of Chong Boon Market hawkers were taken by teens who rose to the challenge of telling a local story, as part of an apprenticeship in journalism.
The profiles of the hawkers stand proudly in Chong Boon Secondary's school hall as a proud testimony of the work of the 13 students who signed up with The Apprenticeship Collective (TAC) just six weeks ago.
Secondary 3 student Lim Yan Shan said: "Through the programme, I found out that I could make strangers open up to me."
Before that assignment, the students' idea of journalism was mostly of American politics and pop stars, said Mr Samuel He, a 34-year-old film director, who helped teach the students.
With journalist Pearl Lee, 28, he created a curriculum for the Secondary 2 and 3 students under their care. Said Mr He: "We thought, 'Why not show them that there can be stories in their neighbourhood?'"
TAC co-founder Marvin Kang said the programme aims to connect young students with working professionals to give them practical experience of a certain career and to explore their interests and passions.
About 65 students from eight apprenticeships in total are also exhibiting what they achieved over the past five weeks.
For more details on TAC, visit https://hellotac.org