Members of the Magnum Photos collective voted to welcome five new photographers as Nominees to the agency. The new nominees are: Sim Chi Yin (Singapore) Gregory Halpern (USA) Rafal Milach (Poland) Lua Ribeira (Spain) Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa) Magn
Sim Chi Yin (Singapore)
Gregory Halpern (USA)
Rafal Milach (Poland)
Lua Ribeira (Spain)
Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa)
Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has been named the winner of the Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award, which comes with a grant of $20,000. The board of the Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) announced the news today. Now in its seventh year, the award
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A series of zines produced by photographers in Singapore offer insider’s views of the country, ranging from transformations in its urban landscape to its social ills to the hidden history of one participant’s grandfather.
For years, Sim Chi Yin had felt unique, if out of place, within her family. Since starting out at Singapore’s The Straits Times in 2001, and later switching careers to become a full-time photographer, she never seemed to gain their approval.
In 2010, Sim Chi Yin threw away the “cushy, secure life” that comes with the job of staff foreign correspondent for the Straits Times, Singapore’s popular English-language daily, to become a freelance photographer. “I wanted to learn to swim or sink on my own,” she tells TIME.
Sim Chi Yin walked away form a comfortable reporting job to become a photographer with an interest in social issues. Her gamble paid off.
Sim Chi Yin had a cushy expat life in Beijing working as a reporter for The Singapore Straits Times, writing long feature stories and sometimes taking photos. The company paid for her education at the London School of Economics in exchange for eight years of employment. She had health insurance, a pension and job security.
So why did she walk away from that after nine years?