Loke Hong Seng

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Loke Hong Seng

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First Name

Hong Seng

Surname or Business Name

Loke

Years Affiliated

2015

Birth Date

1943

Birthplace

Singapore

Occupation

Photographer

Biographical Text

Loke Hong Seng was born in Singapore in 1943. The artist is part of the pioneer generation in Singapore, graduating from Chung Cheng High School in 1960, after which he was hired by the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation as an announcer in 1965 where he produced numerous Radio Dramas in Mandarin and Cantonese. Around this time, he began taking amateur photographs with his older brother’s Topcon camera. His passion for the craft steadily grew, and soon he acquired and used cameras such as Topcon, an Afga folded 6X9 and a Rolleicord 6X6. In 1968 he joined the Photographic Society of Singapore (PSS). In 1973, he received the Golden Award from the 3rd Singapore Photo Art Photography Society, and in 1974, contributed one work that was selected at the Photokina Exhibition in Cologne, Germany, with “One World for All” UNESCO Award. He also exhibited at the Unesco Headquarters in Paris in 1975 with “Human Settlement”. A watershed year was 1982, when he digitalized his collection of images. This included digital editing of his photographs. He started to also use video as a medium and became a professional videographer.  In recent years, he has been in high demand for talks, presentations and exhibitions. 

Exhibitions for the artist include group presentations at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts entitled Vernacula_As Seen Through Art, Film & Photography, 24 April – 19 May 2015; The World Around Us at The American Club Singapore from 1 May – 30 June 2015; a public display of Singapore River and its Trade at the Raffles Place Park MRT station from 1 July 2015 - 30 August 2015; and at the UOB public plaza during August 2015. Recent exhibitions include group presentations at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts entitled Vernacula_As Seen Through Art, Film & Photography, 24 April – 19 May 2015; a public display titled Pioneers: Modern Singapore at the Raffles Place Green from 5 August - 30 August 2015, and at the UOB Plaza during August 2015. Yeo Workshop proudly hosted his first ever solo exhibition titled “A Social Portrait of Singapore: The Critical Years.” 

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“Loke Hong Seng,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 7, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3946.