Inspired Creations: Out in Singapore by Leslie Kee

Renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee's historic series finally arrives in Singapore, providing a platform of acceptance for Singapore's LGBTQ community.

Leslie's “wish is to introduce the Singaporean public to the diverse faces of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and humanise what it means to be LGBTQ.” The result of this is Out in Singapore.

L-R © Leslie Kee, Models: Magdalene Seet, Ching S. Sia and Cally Cheung, Laurindo Garcia and Alan Seah

The series is composed of “photographic portraits of over 150 LGBTQ people living in Singapore. Through the exhibition, Kee enables conversations around the difficult topics of sexuality, gender, acceptance and belonging.”

The importance of opening a conversation about this topic, especially in more conservative parts of the world, is what makes the project notable. Leslie acknowledges that his Out in Singapore series and its exhibition creates a platform for Singaporeans, stating that “by using online and commercial spaces for the exhibition the Out in Singapore participants were given a rare platform to reveal and celebrate their true selves, some for the first time publicly.”

L-R © Leslie Kee, Models: Audrey Nah, Freddie Lacorte and Bjorn Yeo, Phoebe

The Out in Singapore exhibition was held from 5 to 29 July 2018 at The Projector. Leslie also has a series called Out in Japan.

To see more of Leslie's incredible work, check out his website and learn more about his specific projects through these links: Out in Singapore and Out in Japan.

written by crissyrobles on 2018-10-29

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