Editorial

Documentary film feature – Asia Exposed in Manila

Back from a documentary shoot in Manila, where I slept barely 10 hours in 3 days and had to endure the scorching heat. It is amazing how much work goes into each minute of TV. This will be a half-hour show on Channel News Asia that will air every Tuesday for 6 episodes. I will be featured in the 4th episode on 20th July, 8.30pm, as a Paralympics sports photographer, now taking up the challenge of photographing ordinary, disabled people not in the sporting arena, where struggling with their everyday lives have become the norm.
Manila proved to be a humbling journey, I felt like a newspaper journalist once again, back to my roots.
It was good to get back to working and interacting with people at ground level, where things can turn ugly, where truth hurts, and help is needed. It’s inspired and reminded me that I have to make a greater effort to give back. And that there are many a way powerful images can.

The trailer of the show here:
Asia Exposed Trailer – Mindy Tan

Children in a neighbourhood in Manila.

Malar, the lensman who was shooting me shooting others. A very odd feeling it was.

Blind war veteran Mr Rommel and his wife.

The crew: Director Raja, Producer Azira, Soundguy Arnold, and Cameraman Malar- you guys are wonderful!

Director Raja, giving me a brief before camera starts rolling

Mindy Tan is a documentary photographer, accepting assignments worldwide. She specializes in story-telling, in weddings, travel and documenting personal causes. Her work can be seen on www.mindytan.com and www.mindytanweddings.com

5 Comments

  • mtan2

    Hi Boon Song, it’s called Asia Exposed, running right now on Tuesdays, 8.30pm on Channel News Asia

  • TL

    Saw last night’s touching episode on CNA thus I google and know about your website. Was touched and humbled by the episode too. Indeed photography tells alot that words itself sometimes cant describe.

    Cheers and have a good day ahead.
    TL.

  • Trina

    Saw last night’s touching episode on CNA thus I google and know about your website. Was touched and humbled by the episode too. Indeed photography tells alot that words itself sometimes cant describe.

    Cheers and have a good day ahead.
    TL.

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