Mindy Tan is a Singapore-born documentary photographer, with a deep love for Asia. She is interested in climate issues, displacement and the fears of our world.
Trained in Sociology and Theatre at the National University of Singapore, she began her career as a newspaper journalist, reporting on migrant labour. In 2007, she won the Society of Publishers Asia (SOPA) Awards for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting.
In 2008, she ventured to pursue documentary photography. Today, Mindy photographs commercially, from lifestyle, documentary to sports.
In 2019, Fujifilm hand-picked her amongst 500 global ambassadors to conceive, script and narrate the 90-min documentary film ‘Camera Punk’.
Her work has been featured at the National Museum Singapore, The Arts House and Fujifilm Gallery in Tokyo. She has also been featured in The Guardian, Ouest France and Photonews Hong Kong 摄影日报.
On film, she appeared in the Community Chest campaign ‘Add A New Story’ and Channel New Asia’s ‘Asia Exposed’. She also hosted YouTube photography series, FujiGirl.
TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Photokina lectures, Köln, Germany
Fujifilm Singapore Street Photography workshops
Fujifilm Singapore Family photojournalism workshop
Fujifilm X-E3 camera launch, Singapore
Fujifilm GFX50S camera launch, Singapore
Fujikina Tokyo 2017 speaker, Japan
'Concerned Minds ‘ Public Talk, Deck, Singapore
Fujifilm Street Photography Workshops, Singapore
“Camera, Shoot, Edit”, Funan Showsuite, Singapore
Fujikina Kyoto 2017: Talk Show, Asphodel Gallery, Japanトークショー・スタジオデモ スケジュール
Fujifilm X-T20 camera Launch, Suntec Convention, Singapore
Fujifilm X-T2 Singapore Launch, Singapore
PRESS & INTERVIEWS
2017 前线追踪，Frontline FY1718, Channel 8, Mediacorp
2016 Talking Point Ep 47: Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew, Channel 5, Mediacorp
2016 BFM 89.9: The Business Station, Interview on Ticket to Ride, When in North Korea
2016 938Live, The Culture Cafe, Art Beat : One by One Metre Space
2016 91.3FM, The Living Room interview
2019 Fujifilm X Series, “Camera Punk” (90min documentary)
2019 Fujifilm Singapore “Fujigirl” (Photography Instructional), 9 short episodes
2019 Community Chest “Add a New Story”, 3 short episodes
2016 AXN Channel, Nikon School
2010 ASIA Exposed Season 1, Ep 4, Channel News Asia, Disability in Manila (30min)
2017 Exactly Foundation Artist Residency: The hour before she sleeps
Singapore Tourism Board
National Heritage Board
Community Chest Singapore
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth