About: bob lee

Bob Lee Keng Siang is a news photographer with a keen interest in people, his appreciation of the ordinary and his striking sense of empathy have enabled him to transform images of everyday life into insightful photographs. He has an acute sense for all things unusual. This trait -honed over five years as a news photographer with the Chinese daily Newspaper -Lianhe Zaobao (from 2001 till March 2006) ,and subsequently at the new freesheet MYPAPER 我报, is apparent in his works. Beside working full time as a photojournalist, he is also currently lecturing part time at NAFA, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, as a Digital Photography Media lecturer under the Multi Media Department. Bob's images have caught the attention of many. Most recently, on DEC 9th 2005, his art work has been awarded the Juror's choice in the 2005 Singapore Art Awards, organised by Philip Morris Singapore. At the "ClickArt:World Photojournalist Meet 2003",he beat 200 over top photojournalists from 32 countries to clinch the top award in the "Behind the Scenes" category. Bob's lens has illuminated numerous social issues that deserve our attention. In his most recent social documentary photographic exhibition " One Room Flat" held in December 2004, he offered an intimate look at the grim living conditions of the one-room flat elderly dwellers, reminding Singaporeans of this group of poor, forgotten senior, living right within our community. Back in 2003, he trained his lens on two lesser-known communities in Singapore and produced a fascinating insight to the close-knit communities of the Sikhs and Jews. That was his first solo exhibition, entitled "Have a Little Faith". It was sponsored by the Central Singapore Community Development Council and was exhibited in the Singapore History Museum. He has since compiled selected works from the two abovementioned exhibitions and published two photography books.

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