Seeing Silence Speaking

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Adam Tan, award-winning photographer, grasps moments otherwise unheard.

Twenty-five photographs, some in colour but most in breathtaking black and white, adorned the walls of the Camera Museum earlier this year. This is part of the “Here in this Silence” exhibition by award-winning photographer Adam Tan. His work is a dreamy encounter between the horizon and the sea through soothing, slow shutter speed capture; the landscapes become dreamscapes, and familiar places transform into the beginning of inner journeys. 

With long hair and a calm and deeply intelligent face, Tan gives me a tour of his exhibition. “I believe that silence speaks its own language,” he says. “Like that Simon and Garfunkel song, silence has the power to talk Adam Tan, award-winning photographer, grasps moments otherwise unheard.


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