Juliana Tan

Juliana Tan

Year CS'12:

Looking back at her time at WKWSCI, Juliana Tan is thankful for the opportunity to nurture her passion for photography.

“The community of passionate creatives with the can-do atmosphere in the school was a great environment to be in,” she said. “It definitely nurtured me to be the person I am today.”

Since graduating four years ago, Juliana has been working as a freelance photographer. She has worked for prominent clients such as the Financial Times and Condé Nast Traveler.

Her personal highlights are shoots for travel stories on Singapore for the New York Times Magazine. She said: “It was so surreal to see the physical paper with my name on the by-line.”

“Photography has the ability to challenge perception and force the viewer to look at a person or an issue differently,” she said. “I think that's what I'm trying to do with my work.”

Juliana has learned that photography is not just about techniques and tricks but about the ultimate honesty that needs to shine through.