SINGAPORE - Members of the public can now view some works by The Straits Times' executive photojournalist Kevin Lim, whose photos of the historic Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12 made its way into top news publications around the globe.
A curation of Mr Lim's works is up on display at the Programme Zone of the National Library. The mini exhibition was put up on Monday (June 25) as a lead-up to an askST talk session which will be conducted by Mr Lim on Friday.
"I'm pleasantly surprised that people actually took notice of my photos and how they have been used online and in publications around the world," said Mr Lim.
Madam Rose Lim, a 61-year-old housewife, was among those who viewed the exhibition.
"It is a good compilation of the signature events which happened on that particular day. I am also surprised at how Kevin Lim managed to get so close to capture such well-taken photographs," said Madam Lim, who added that she is keen to hear more about Mr Lim's first-hand experiences at the summit.
The askST talk session on Friday is themed "The Challenges Faced By Today's Photojournalists".
Mr Lim will discuss the pressures and obstacles he faces on the job, and share how he captured the photo of United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their first meeting, which made it to the cover of Time magazine.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 226 people have signed up for the talk, which is free but limited to 400 people. Interested parties can register for the talk at http://str.sg/ask-Kevin
Mr Lim said he hopes to give the public a better understanding of the importance of photojournalists in the ever-changing media landscape.
He added: "Even with the rise of citizen journalism and citizen-generated images, there are certain things you can't replace, such as the quality of image, having the know-how, the equipment, and the instinct honed over time to capture the different moments and events."