Capturing the S'porean identity

Capturing the S'porean identity
Mr Koh Sze Kiat shot this silhouette behind a Singapore flag to create this posed portrait as his entry for last week’s Big Picture contest theme of “Singaporean”.

Unable to picture exactly who a Singaporean is today, Mr Koh Sze Kiat shot this silhouette representation instead.

The professional photographer got this shot taken behind a Singapore flag to create this posed portrait as his entry for last week's Big Picture contest theme of "Singaporean".

Said the 27-year-old: "When I saw the theme, I visualised this shot in my mind because of the anonymity of who a Singaporean is today.

"It is so mixed. Anyone around you could be a Singaporean, although they may not sound or look like one."

This photo won him the $500 prize for the Big Picture, a year-long contest organised by The New Paper and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to encourage Singaporeans to document everyday life in the city.

Each of the three judges for last week's contest picked a different winner, but Mr Koh's photo got the nod as it was the only one they shortlisted in their top-three picks.

Judge Gwen Lee selected the thoughtprovoking photo as her winner. She said: "The identity behind (the) silhouette is ambiguous, but it sets one thinking (about) what exactly identifies... (a) Singaporean."

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