Bob Lee, Have A Little Faith
2003, 21 x 30cm
Prints on Photo Paper
Published in 2003 by the Singapore Buddhist Lodge, Have a Little Faith was a study of Sikh and Jewish religious practices in Singapore. A photographer committed to addressing and raising public awareness of social issues through photography, Lee shows us the interior of a synagogue during moments of personal worship and the intimate moments of a Sikh wedding. The series of photographs is a testament to the generosity that connects people across different faiths. Here, a Sikh family and a Jewish community have welcomed the photographer into their personal lives, just as the photographer has shared his personal journey of discovery through publishing and exhibiting these photographs.
Bob Lee’s photography depicts his passion to capture the minute, mundane and the increasingly oblivious. His unwavering dedication sees him honing his craft, at every instance, drawing light to a subject, through his numerous publications and solo exhibitions to date. His awards bear testimony to his works. In 2003, he clinched the top award in the Behind the Scenes category of ClickArt: WorldPhotojournalists Meet. His other notable awards include the Jurors’ Choice in the Singapore Art Awards 2005, the Gold Award in the Best In Feature Photography category in the Ifra Asia Media Awards 2008. Bob’s pictures have brought numerous social issues to light. His social documentary exhibition in Dec 2004, One Room Flat – which was published – offered an intimate look at the grim living conditions of elderly dwellers in one-room flats. Bob was a photojournalist with Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore’s national Chinese language daily, for 10 years before he left the newsroom to care for his son who has autism. He now runs his own company, The Fat Farmer, providing corporate photography and videography services.
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