Charmaine Poh (傅秀璇) is a Singaporean-Chinese documentary photographer and artist whose work concerns memory, gender, youth, and solitude. She is dedicated to unfolding narratives across Asia. 

She has made work on class divide in Bangladesh, women in a transitioning Burma, and LGBTQ rights in Cambodia. Her latest personal projects focus on young adulthood in Singapore. 

Born in 1990, she graduated with a B.A. in international relations from Tufts University in 2013, where she was also a student in the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice. 

She also co-founded Clicking Together, an education initiative in India that uses photography to bridge socio-economic and cultural gaps in society.

Currently in: Singapore

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Group Exhibitions and Showcases:

2016 Pop-up Noise: Soul-Searching, Chinatown, Singapore

2016 Girl Gang, Artistry, Singapore

2016 A Good Woman, Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival, Yangon, Myanmar

2016 Room, If Home was a Word for Illusion, The Substation, Singapore

2016 This is Home, Brack x Matt3r, Queenstown, Singapore

2015 Learning to Leave, Pop-Up Noise, Singapore

2014 Prologue, No Other City, Shooting Home Reunion Show, Artistry, Singapore

2014 Noise Singapore TAP Exhibition, SAM at 8Q, Singapore

2013 Wealthy in Bangladesh, Tufts University Slater Gallery, Boston, MA

2012 Life Along Yangon River, Burma in Transition, Tufts University Slater Gallery, Boston, MA

2012 Undocumented Immigrants, WY Gallery, Boston, MA 

Features and Assignments:

2017 The NYTimes Lens blog: Room

2017 Culturepush: Close Enough

2017 Invisible Photographer Asia: Close Enough

2016 Nope Fun Interview

2016 Play Me I'm Yours: Singapore Council of Women's Organisations

2016 BrackMag

2015 Film Stills: Pineapple Town by Tan Pin Pin 

2014 Noisefeed Journal: Learning to Leave

2014 Culturepush: Learning to Leave


2017 New York Portfolio Review selected participant 

2016 National Arts Council Capability Development Grant

2014 Noise Singapore Award


2016 Angkor Photo Workshop, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2016 VII Masterclass, Berlin, Germany 

2013 B.A. International Relations, Tufts University, Boston, USA

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