PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

 

First Runner-Up, NatGeo Light/Life Photo Contest, 2015
First Prize, The Big Picture Photo Contest, 2014 (Week 11)
First Prize, Singapore Maritime Photo Contest, 
2012

First Prize, Joby Photo Contest, 2011

Second Prize, Joe McNally Photo Competition, 2011

Second Runner-Up, This is My Singapore Photo Competition, 2011

Fourth Place, ISOMorphist Photo Competition, 2010

Finalist, National Library Board Stories Next Door Photo Competition, 2010

First Prize, LifeCanvas Singapore Photo Contest, 2010

Third Prize. NAC-Exxonmobil Concert in the Park Photo Competition, 2008

 

 

VIDEOGRAPHY AWARDS

 

First Prize, Singapore Management University Film Festival, 2009
Silver Medal, Cinematography, Crowbar Awards, 2009 

Silver Medal, Editing. Crowbar Awards 2009 

Silver Medal, Directing, Crowbar Awards 2009

Special Jury Award, Kuala Lumpur Eco-Film Festival 2016 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

The Demon in the Water, Vivocity, 2009

NUS Montage, Excite, Suntec City Convention Centre, 2009

Ngee Ann Photographic Exhibition, Ngee Ann Kongsi Library, 2010
The Disappearing Hills, The Camera Museum, Georgetown, Penang, 2015

 

 

CLIENTELE

 

Academy of Singapore Teachers, Singapore

Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore

Crestar Learning Centre, Singapore

Changi Airport, Singapore

Electronics and Engineering Pte Ltd, Singapore

Health Promotion Board, Singapore

Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Singapore
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Singapore
KLC School of Education, Singapore

Kinderland, Singapore

Khong Guan Biscuit, Singapore

Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore

Lien Foundation, Singapore

Lien Aid, Singapore

Ministry of Education, Singapore

National Library Board, Singapore

National Day Parade 2013/2014

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre, Singapore

Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

NUS High School, Singapore

Singapore Post, Singapore

People's Association, Singapore

Statoil, Singapore
SEA Games 2015

 

 

LICENSES / OTHER QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

 

DJI Phantom III Quadcopter (3 Years of Experience)

Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (Singapore)

Class 3 Driving License (Singapore)

 

 

 

 

BIO
 

Kai Wen has bathed in arsenic-contaminated water, travelled to the arctic's edge, and slept in Asia's largest slum, all in the name of telling stories. Through his photographs and videos, he hopes to better understand the human condition, and find himself in the process.

 

Kai Wen has a strong interest in photojournalism as he has worked with the Singapore Press Holdings to produce works in Lianhe Zaobao, The Straits Times, and Omy.sg. He has also produced thought-provoking photographs for Lien Aid, a local NGO, and showcased them in an exhibition at Vivo City in 2008. His documentary, "One Room Flat", won numerous awards at film festivals, including three Silver Medals at the Crowbar Awards 2009.

 

His education at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) has seen him leading a team of twenty student photojournalists as Photo Editor of The Nanyang Chronicle, and being sent to Istanbul as a travel writer.  His personal multimedia project, The Disappearing Hills, investigated the aftermath of flooding in Cameron Highlands caused by illegal farming.

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

February 2006 - August 2012

Singapore Press Holdings

Chinese News Department

Freelance Photojournalist / Content Producer

 

August 2008 - February 2009

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

School of Film and Media Studies

Founding Photo Editor of m:IDEA

 

June 2008 - January 2009

Lien Aid / Lien Foundation

Freelance Content Producer

 

September 2011 - December 2011

Ministry of Education

Academy of Singapore Teachers

Layout Editor

 

January 2012 - January 2013

Camera Rental Centre

Video Department

Marketing / Sales Manager

 

January 2013 - January 2014

Nanyang Technological University

The Nanyang Chronicle

Photo / Layout Editor

July 2015 - Jan 2016
The Straits Times

Photojournalist

Jan 2016 - Present

Freelance Documentary Filmmaker
Freelance Photographer

Adjunct Faculty @ Nanyang Technological University

Production Instructor @ New Town Secondary School

 

 

SOFTWARE SKILLS

 

Post Production

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe Indesign CC
Adobe After Effects CC

Adobe Lightroom CC

Adobe Bridge CC

Avid Express

Apple Final Cut Pro

 

Word Processing

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Powerpoint

Apple Keynote

Apple Pages

Apple Numbers

 

 

 

 

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