Bronze 2020 / Book / People (Non-Pro)

Memories of A Circuit Breaker (Singapore)

  • Photographer
    Tan Chin Hock
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Book/People

In an unprecedented move in her fight against COVID-19, Singapore implemented ‘Circuit Breaker’ (CB) in April 2020 to bring the infection number down. Families are forced to stay indoor for weeks. But dire as the situation may be, CB provided an opportunity for us to be close with our family members and create a set of lasting memories with them. Everyone in the family handled the Circuit Breaker differently and those instances were precious moments to be captured in this difficult time. I tried to document those memories that would bring on a smile when we look back at this difficult time ;)

As an advocate of strong families, Chin Hock's family themed photographs have been selected for feature in the Ngee Ann Photographic Exhibition (NAPE), one of the largest photography exhibitions in Singapore, from 2015 – 2019 consecutively. His specialty is taking spontaneous pictures of family members using natural lighting. The avid photographer revolves his life around family, running and dark chocolates. Connect with him at