The work and awards of Sim Chiyin, a niece, daughter of a cousin on my mother’s side of the family, is featured in this Post.
Visual Artist Sim Chi Yin is this year’s Nobel Peace Prize… – Nobel Peace Center http://nobels-fredssenter-com.mynewsdesk.com/pressreleases/visual-artist-sim-chi-yin-is-this-years-nobel-peace-prize-photographer-2317920 … via
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Visual Artist Sim Chi Yin, Nobel Peace Prize Photographer 2017. (Photo: Alan Lim)
Sim Chi Yin has travelled to North Korea and the US to photograph nuclear sites as part of the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2017, at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize exhibition is named “Ban the Bomb” inspired by ICAN’s slogan.
Equipped with cameras and a drone, Sim Chi Yin has spent the past two months traveling along the border of North Korea and across six American states to depict a world we otherwise would not see. Sim Chi Yin’s photographic series –Fallout– offers an insightful investigation into the realities of nuclear sites and nuclear weapons, and how they have affected individual lives and societies.
“Creating this exhibition has been fascinating for me given that I had read Cold War history at university and my previous career as a Beijing-based journalist writing about the region including North Korea. I set out to create a series of images pairing the landscapes of North Korea with those of the United States – which are the only country to test nuclear weapons in the 21st Century and the only country to use them. I found some interesting, uncanny parallels, which led me to reflect on the human experience with nuclear weapons, past and present. Given the current global worries over the recent North Korean missile tests, and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington, it feels particularly timely to reflect on this issue,” says Ms. Sim.
“The Nobel Peace Center is honored to have had the opportunity to work together with Sim Chi Yin. On assignment for the Nobel Peace Center, Sim Chi Yin went to parts of the world that most have not seen, offering us a lens through which to consider what we know of nuclear weapons and their imprint. She has offered us a way to look back at how humans created nuclear technology and how we are still grappling with its consequences today” says Ms. Liv Tørres, Director at the Nobel Peace Center.
Sim, who works in multidisciplinary story-telling, is from Singapore and has been based in China for a decade. In recent years, her work has been shown in museums, galleries and photo festivals in Asia, the US and Europe, including a show at the Istanbul Biennale in 2017. She also does commissioned work for leading global publications like The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Financial Times Magazine and The New Yorker.
Sim was a Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography fellow at New York University in 2010 and a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2013. To learn more about Sim, see her website here: http://chiyinsim.com.
10 December 2017
Sim Chiyin, photographer, Vii Mentor Program, Vii Photo Agency
*Sim Chi Yin Joins VII Photo as an Interim Member
*Sim Chi Yin wins Singapore Young Woman of the Year award
Meet Sim Chi Yin, independent photographer & filmmaker, @MagnumFNDfellow &
#Asia21 Young Leader. @chiyin_sim & more of Asia’s future leaders & change-makers are heading to Melbourne for ’s first Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit. @Asia21Leaders
Sim Chi Yin Joins VII Photo as an Interim Member
Chi Yin Sim is a photographer based in Beijing, a member of the VII Photo Agency Mentor Program for emerging talents. When she’s not working on personal projects on social issues in the region, she shoots regularly for The New York Times. Alrik Swagerman, Co-founder of Viewbook, calls Chi Yin at home in Beijing.
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Chi Yin Sim is a photographer based in Beijing, a member of VII Photo Agency’s Mentor Program for emerging talents. She’s been selected for the PDN30 – Emerging photographers to watch – in 2013. When she’s not working on personal projects on social issues in the region, she shoots regularly for the New York Times. Alrik Swagerman, Co-founder of Viewbook, calls Chi Yin at home in Beijing, China. Just back from from an assignment, Chi Yin tells us about her work, personal drive and her view on getting ahead in today’s editorial industry.
Photo: Angry red sky. Red light from a big screen diffused through pollutants in the air in downtown… http://tmblr.co/Zu5uYxwmX1T3
Sim Chi Yin – Nominated artist for ICON de MCB 2013
Sim Chi Yin is a Singaporean photographer based in Beijing. She is represented by VII Photo Agency on its Mentor Program.
She is among the PDN30 – Photo District News’ top 30 “emerging photographers to watch” – in 2013.
She works on projects on social issues in China and Southeast Asia. She has photographed for the New York Times, Le Monde, Newsweek, TIME magazine, Vogue USA, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Businessweek, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, New York Times Sunday Magazine and Stern.
Her work has also been exhibited in New York, Oslo, London, Jakarta and Singapore.
In 2010, she was awarded a Magnum Foundation “Photography and Human Rights” fellowship at New York University.
A fourth-generation overseas Chinese, Chi Yin was born and grew up in Singapore. She did history and international relations degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on a Singapore Press Holdings scholarship.
Chi Yin was a journalist and foreign correspondent for The Straits Times and Singapore Press Holdings for nine years before quitting to be a freelance photographer.
She sometimes dreams in mute, black-and-white mode, but in real life is fascinated by colour and light, and is at home in both English and Mandarin.
In January, Sim Chi Yin and her camera crossed 6,000 miles and 16 time zones to document the lives of migrant workers in Beijing and Los Angeles. The two cities share a Gini coefficient of about 0.48, and she set out to learn what income inequality looked like in both places.
In Beijing she found migrants from other parts of China trying to save some money to return home. In L.A., she found Latin American immigrants desperately searching for the American Dream they had traveled so far to find. But the parallels surprised her.
“The lives of these two migrants [in L.A. and Beijing] are woven together through the shared experience of just how hard it is to find work in the shadows of two of the greatest economies in the world,” she wrote in a recent post for GlobalPost’s GroundTruth blog.
Through her breathtaking photographs, Chi Yin explored two similar worlds often hidden from mainstream society. In this video, she tells GlobalPost’s “The Story Behind the Story” what it took to capture these images, what surprised her and why she wanted to tell this story of inequality.
A woman walks the dogs at a gated compound with large townhouses and yards housing rich Chinese and expatriates, on the outskirts of Beijing. Photo by @chiyin_sim for @GlobalPost Special Report, The Great Divide, which looks at the causes and effects of income inequality and holds a mirror up to the US, comparing it to countries around the world. (Sim Chi Yin/VII Mentor Program/GlobalPost). @VIIphoto @groundtruth #incomeinequality #gpgreatdivide
A man stands before a poster at a shopping mall in Beverly Hills with high-end shops. Photo by @chiyin_sim for @GlobalPost Special Report, The Great Divide, which looks at the causes and effects of income inequality and holds a mirror up to the US, comparing it to countries around the world. (Sim Chi Yin/VII Mentor Program/GlobalPost). @VIIphoto @groundtruth #incomeinequality #gpgreatdivide
AU CœUR DU CLUB LE PLUS PUISSANT DE CHINE
- Le Lundi, 11 Février 2013 par Laure de Charette © Sim Chi Yin
Au sommet d’une tour péki¬noise, dirigeants chinois, investisseurs étrangers et businessmen locaux concluent des contrats industriels en sirotant des grands crus. Bien¬venue au Capital Club, inaccessible au commun des mortels.
http://www.gqmagazine.fr/pop-culture/gq-enquete/articles/au-coeur-du-club-le-plus-puissant-de-chine/17699 — in Beijing, China
Just up: Two stories on the income gap I shot recently in Beijing and Los Angeles for Global Post and VII, part of GP’s interesting new series on global inequality, comparing US cities to their global equivalents based on the Gini coefficient.
And a blog post with some of my thoughts on how the situation in the two cities compares: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/groundtruth/beijing-los-angeles-income-inequality
The Great Divide is a series about inequality.
BEIJING — The passing coal miners in remote Shaanxi Province took one look at our marooned Audi and walked on, leaving us stuck on the sleet-covered mountain road.
As dusk fell, I managed to mingle with some young migrant workers, and trek with them through a snowy mountain pass and onto the last bus for the day. “We thought you were rich city people, coming out here in an Audi,” one worker told me. “That’s why no one helped you.”
He had become chatty only after I assured him that I had taken a ride in a friend’s Audi — the car make of choice for Chinese government officials — only because I was rushing out to the mountains to visit a dying villager I had been photographing over for a year.
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