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Caleb Mingis a photographer, film-maker and artist, and is interested in visual stories. A regular contributor to international titles like Monocle and Habitus, the 35-year-old is director of photography at Surround (www.surround.sg) and also runs Together (www.togetherstudio.sg), a studio which helps clients document their lives.

Sean Lee is a freelance photographer. He won the Special Jury Prize in the Angkor Photo Festival in 2007, and was later nominated for prestigious prizes in France and Amsterdam. The 29-year-old also won the highly regarded ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu 2011 Photography award.

Simon Ker is The New Paper's chief photojournalist. He attended the Seventh Electronic Times Photojournalist course in San Francisco and had a short working stint with the Los Angeles Times and San Jose Mercury News. He has covered several major events, including the earthquake in Taiwan and the Gulf War.