ST Podcast: Why It Matters - How ST photojournalist Kevin Lim's Trump-Kim photo made it to cover of Time magazine

The Straits Times' executive photojournalist, Mr Kevin Lim (right), tells podcast host Ernest Luis how he got that prized historic shot at the recent Trump-Kim Summit, which was eventually picked up by Time magazine and other top global news outlets.
The Straits Times' executive photojournalist, Mr Kevin Lim (right), tells podcast host Ernest Luis how he got that prized historic shot at the recent Trump-Kim Summit, which was eventually picked up by Time magazine and other top global news outlets.
The moment when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un turned to pose for a select pool of photographers at Capella hotel on Sentosa on June 12, as captured by ST executive photojournalist Kevin Lim.
The moment when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un turned to pose for a select pool of photographers at Capella hotel on Sentosa on June 12, as captured by ST executive photojournalist Kevin Lim.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
ST executive photojournalist Kevin Lim's shot of the two leaders meeting in the courtyard of the Capella Singapore was used by The Daily Telegraph (left), The Courier Mail and Time magazine (right).
ST executive photojournalist Kevin Lim's shot of the two leaders meeting in the courtyard of the Capella Singapore was used by The Daily Telegraph (left), The Courier Mail and Time magazine (right).PHOTOS: TIME, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Mr Kevin Lim at a mini exhibition of his works at the National Library.
Mr Kevin Lim at a mini exhibition of his works at the National Library.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The camera gear that Mr Kevin Lim used at the recent Trump-Kim summit.
The camera gear that Mr Kevin Lim used at the recent Trump-Kim summit.
Mr Lim's gear at the summit included a ladder, which could be used for high-angle shots or in case he was blocked by other photographers.
Mr Lim's gear at the summit included a ladder, which could be used for high-angle shots or in case he was blocked by other photographers.

Why It Matters

Episode 8

Duration: 11:40 mins

Synopsis: In this new podcast series for 2018, The Straits Times takes a close look at one key news talking point each week.

Time magazine, The Financial Times and The Telegraph are just some of the many top news publications that featured photos of the historic June 12 Trump-Kim summit in Singapore taken by ST executive photojournalist Kevin Lim. How did he get those prized shots?

He also gives budding photographers tips on what kind of equipment they need to capture similar scenarios at official meetings or even at sports events, as he also covered swimmer Joseph Schooling's historic triumph at the 2016 Olympics.

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.

Produced by: Ernest Luis

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