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Alphonsus Chern, 34, is a photojournalist with The Straits Times. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a major in journalism and a minor in music. When he is not photographing landscapes or playing the pipe organ, he is reading, tinkering with bicycles, collecting rare badges or enjoying the outdoors. 

Chow Chee Yong, 44, is a senior lecturer teaching photography in Temasek Polytechnic. His works have been featured in international publications such as Passages North (USA) and OP Editions (Hong Kong), and are part of various permanent collections, including those at the National Museum of Singapore and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan.

Timothy Sim, 25, works for Reuters as a sub-editor at the Global Pictures Desk. He has shot the likes of Paramore and The Script in concert, covered the Singapore F1 Grand Prix and shot the occasional wedding. See his photos at www.timothysim.com