Sean Cham
Sean Cham (b. 1994, Singapore) is an intermedia visual and performing artist. His interest is in urban history and heritage; he is intrigued by histories and memories in relation to the urban environment, and his works have always aimed to capture the theatre of life. Sean’s subject matters include abandoned places in Singapore, dreams of migrant workers, and myths all over the world. Sean has always incorporated the human body into his works, and is known for his self-portraiture technique, where he has placed his body as a subject in many of his photographs. Inspired by his theatre practice, Sean uses his body as a tool and a prop to further enhance and narrate stories in his photographs. Sean’s works have been exhibited in Singapore, London, and South Korea, and featured in websites and publications in Singapore. In 2017, Sean launched his first book Yesteryears, published by Math Paper Press.
Yesteryears showcases 50 places in Singapore that were culturally and historically significant. The series was taken when Singapore celebrated 50 years of independence, and there was an increasing wave of nostalgia across the nation. However, many buildings and places were left abandoned and forgotten amidst the country’s race for progress. Places are vessels of memories for the people; places are where relationships are forged, stories are created, history is made. From hidden palaces to crumbling neighborhoods, these places are long past its halcyon days as they descend into mere brick and mortar.

The Addis Foto Fest (AFF) was established in 2010 by award-winning photographer and cultural entrepreneur, Aida Muluneh. The festival is organized by Desta for Africa Creative Consulting PLC. AFF is a biennial international photography festival held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has previously featured exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings in many different renowned venues. It is also the first and only international photography festival in East Africa.