The Other Lee Kuan Yews

In the period after Lee Kuan Yew’s death, there was a deluge of visual projects, mostly surrounding the intense mourning process the country went through. 

I felt disconnected to the tribute-y nature of many of the “Great Leader”-type projects. I also did not feel qualified enough to work on a visual critique of his policies. 

So, my reaction to the news was a series of portraits of people who shared LKY’s name. Some of whom were born before he even took political office.

With ever-steady help from partner-in-crime, Sam Chin. 

Photos: Sam Chin + Samuel He
Researcher: Khee Shihui

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