Tale of a country

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 29 August 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

You see a paratrooper; a paratrooper alone and helpless. You also see a country; a country alone and helpless, but has grown so much and stands out so well despite so many difficulties along the journey. Singapore was born with nothing - no resources, not even with the blessing of space. Yet she has stepped over so many problems which still plague some nations today in the 21st century. Singapore must continue to put her best foot forward to bring her to a new era.

This is a Singaporean commando, proud and strong, before the eyes of his country folk during her birthday. Happy birthday Singapore!

I am Ziren Wang, a student from Raffles Institution, Singapore. I seek to contribute to the very community that introduced me to photography - my school. I frequently and delightfully use my photography skills to serve my school and my community, as a member of the photographic society.

Please visit my About page for my journey as a photographer.

Copyright © Ziren Wang 2009-2013

A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it. (John Loengard, "Pictures Under Discussion")

To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt. (Susan Sontag, "On Photography")