Calvin Chow Calvin Chow


Calvin Chow is a Singaporean artist and photographer with an interest in the relentlessness of things, time, space, and everything in between. Having lived across a nature reserve in Singapore his entire life, Calvin’s work traces nature and humanity through the photographic lens. In recent years Calvin has focused his eye on the most pressing issue facing Southeast Asia, telling the story of water in the changing climate.

Calvin’s work has been featured in publications such as the British Journal Of Photography, FT Weekend Magazine, The Independent, Creative Review, Courrier International, Libération, Its Nice That, Nowness Asia, and The Straits Times. He has exhibited internationally at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (2022), in festivals like the Singapore International Photography Festival (2020), and last showed Phenomena, a solo exhibition at Chaos Gallery, Singapore (2022).

When not working on projects, you can find him rock climbing or getting lost in the Singaporean jungle. Calvin is also available for editorial and commercial photography commissions.

Mobile: (+65) 97937237

Selected commercial & editorial client list: British Journal Of Photography/ Libêration/ WaterAid/ Green Monday/ WeChat/ Enterprise Singapore/ Nanyang Technological University

(commercial portfolio available upon request)

Press / Interviews
Creative Review: Calvin Chow captures Cambodia's Tonlé Sap lake
BJP: Calvin Chow captures the beauty of Cambodia’s Tonlé Sap (Interview)
Libêration France
This is Paper
Its Nice That (Interview)
British Journal Of Photography: 1854 Commissions (Interview)
British Journal Of Photography, Then & Now, Picture This: Genesis (Interview)
Issue 7900, British Journal Of Photography: Decades Of Change (Interview)
The Straits Times
Singapore International Photography Festival

Awards / Grants
2022 Honorable Mention, Create COP27, Art Partner, London, UK
2021 The BJP/ Wateraid Climate Commission, London, UK

2023 Let's Play Ball, CHAOS Gallery for Singapore Art Week, Singapore 
2022 phenomena, CHAOS Gallery, Singapore (solo exhibition)
2022 Look Climate Lab 2022, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2021 Fluid Spaces, The Starving Artists, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
2020 Departing & Arriving, 7th Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore 
2018 Cratus, Singapore Art Book Fair Zine Library, Singapore
2017 Home, WKWSCI, Singapore
2015 Control Zone, NTU School Of Art, Design and Media, Singapore

2018 BA Communication Studies (Hons), Photojournalism - Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Publications As Author
2022  phenomena, published by Knuckles & Notch
2018 Cratus, self-published zine (Purchase here)