Wesley Loh Kar-Wai
Singapore: Epigram Books, 2013
What does it mean to look Singaporean? Is there a unique quality to our faces that transcends our ethnic differences and immediately identifies us as Singaporeans? In 100 Singaporeans, award-winning photographer Wesley Loh Kar-Wai takes on these burning questions. Forgoing posed pictures and special effects for stark black-and-white close ups, he documents Singaporeans from all walks of life. The result is a stunning collection of intimate portraits whose subjects bravely invite us to meet their unwavering, direct gaze. In so doing, we begin to discover commonalities that can be conveyed without the need for words.