Biography

Fuelled by an enduring passion for humanity's quest for self-discovery, and the mystical realms of spirituality, I’ve been following the ebbs and flow of daily life for the past six years. This has led me to meet and explore, diverse worlds of individuals and communities as mystical as the holy Hindu Aghoris from the Pyres of Varanasi, to the vibrant inner world of cosplaying in the heartlands of Singapore, my own country.

Through the visual language of photography, I listen to people’s stories as they open their world to the light. Like a dancing duet, we create intimate visual narratives in sync with the rhythm of life and the relationships forged. With a glimpse of their wisdom received, I pass on their stories with you.

Formally, Alvin Ng is a Southeast Asian photographer currently based in Singapore who works in photography and research. His works convey a sense of intimacy and mystery based on the intricate relationship between humanity, the natural world, and the various realms of spiritualities. 

Selected Clients

  • Klook
  • VICE ASIA
  • Canon Asia
  • M & C Saatchi
  • Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Club Med
  • Amazon Singapore
  • Wing Tai Clothings
  • G2000 (Singapore)
  • Lo & Behold Group

Writings/Publications

  • 2022: Samsara — Departure and Reinvention on Lensculture, online
  • 2022: Project 'Samsara' featured on Discarded Magazine, online
  • 2022: Project 'Samsara' as Story of the Week, PhMuseum, UK
  • 2021: PhMuseum Top Picks of 2021, PhMuseum, UK 
  • 2021: Photos of Cosplayers Between the Worlds of Fiction and Reality, Vice Asia, Singapore
  • 2021: Alvin Ng; 'The World Within...', Pupil Sphere, UK
  • 2021: Issue No. 07, 'Unorthodox' by Pearl Press, USA (Group Curation) 
  • 2018: The Nine Emperor Gods Festival Holds One of the Most Epic Processions in Singapore, Rice Media, Singapore

Selected Exhibitions / Mentions

  • 2022: Video Projection Showcase at PhEST Festival Internazionaledi Fotografia, Monopoli, Italy
  • 2022: Top 10 Recipient of the Lensculture Critics' Awards 2022 
  • 2022: Shortlisted for the Nera di Verzasca Prize 2022, Switzerland
  • 2022: Exhibited at Helsinki Photo Festival 2022, Finland 
  • 2022: Shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival, UK 
  • 2022: Lenscratch Favourite Photographs of 2021, Online
  • 2021: Shortlisted for the Rotterdam Photo Festival 2022 XL, Netherlands
  • 2021: Humble Arts Foundation #69 Group Show, Online
  • 2021: Life Framer 'The Face of the Earth' Photo Competition Editor's Pick, Online
  • 2020: The Last Minute Group Show, Singapore 
  • 2016: Noise Singapore Festival, Singapore 

Say hello here! 


Alvinnzh@gmail.com
Instagram: @alvinnzh


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