FIONA CHONG is an atypical Singaporean who took a leap of faith — she left her banking career in pursuit of her dream in photography after repeated harsh reminders of mortality.
She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from The National University of Singapore and graduated from the Professional Certificate Program at Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine, US, where she concentrated in Photography, Multimedia and Alternative Processes (Gum, Platinum, Salt, Wet Plate Collodion).
The understanding that the only certainty in life is death engenders a compelling interest in existentialism and the metaphysical. This perspective attributes a cerebral and psychologically charged element to her work.
Fiona is an Emmy® Award Winner in The 38th Boston/New England Emmy® Awards as the Producer & Editor for "The Wonderful World of Oz", a short-form documentary film.
Selected prints from her Alternative Processes work have also been published in Christina Z. Anderson's books on Gum Printing and Salted Paper Printing.
Back home, she was one of the ten selected photographers for Shooting Home — an esteemed annual photography mentorship program organized by Objectifs (Singapore) in 2013, which culminated in a group exhibition.
She is an Associate Member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and currently working as a freelance photographer and documentary producer & editor.
Fiona is available for commissions and projects.
Please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants / Awards
2016 CUGH-Pulitzer 2016 Global Health Video Competition
Honorable Mention, Innovation Category (Editor)
“Clear As Day: the Free Tech That's Saving the Sight & Lives of Guatemala's Children"
2015 The 38th Boston/New England Emmy® Awards
NATAS - Boston/New England Chapter
Winner, Interstitial Category (Producer & Editor)
"The Wonderful World of Oz" * Aired on MPBN (Maine Public Broadcasting Network)
2014 Honourable Mention — PDNedu Student Photo Contest
2013 Editor’s Picks — PDN Emerging Photographer Weekly Gallery
2014 "Connections" — Shooting Home Reunion Show
Artistry Art Gallery, Singapore
2014 Maine Media College Professional Certificate Program Graduation Exhibitions
PhoPa Gallery, Portland, ME, US
Maine Media Gallery, Rockport, ME, US
2013 Shooting Home, Objectifs — Centre for Photography and Filmmaking, Singapore
Selected Publications/ Editorials/ Commissions
2017 "Salted Paper Printing: A Step-By-Step Manual, Highlighting Contemporary Artists"
Christina Z. Anderson (A Focal Press Book) [ISBN-13: 978-1138280229]
2017 “Gum Printing: A Step-By-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice”
Christina Z. Anderson (A Focal Press Book) [ISBN-13: 978-1138101500]
2014 “The Wonderful World of Oz” *Aired on MPBN (Maine Public Broadcasting Network)
2015 Boston Marathon (Official Photographer)
2014 PDNedu Vol. 13 Issue 1
2013 Singapore Youth Festival Guide
2013 My Paper, June 20, “Women Rule in Touch Footy”
2013 Singapore Sundown Marathon 2013 (Official Photographer)
2013 Singapore World Water Day (Official Photographer)
2011 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (Official Photographer)
2011 Singapore University Games [SUniG] (Official Photographer)