Charmaine Poh is a Singaporean-Chinese documentary photographer and artist whose work concerns memory, gender, youth, and solitude. She has made work on class divide in Bangladesh, women in a transitioning Burma, and LGBTQ rights in Cambodia. Her latest personal projects focus on young adulthood in Singapore. Born in 1990, she graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University in 2013, where she was also a student in the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice. This fall, she will be pursuing an MA in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universitat Berlin. She balances her time between personal and commissioned work across Asia.

Currently in: New York
Upcoming travel: Sep 12-Oct 7, New York/Toronto. Oct 7-24, Berlin

To commission a project, purchase a print, or for more info: contact@charmainepoh.com

Education
2019 M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universitat, Berlin (expected)
2013 B.A. International Relations, Tufts University, Boston

Experience
2017 New York Portfolio Review
2017 VII Masterclass, Berlin 
2016 National Arts Council Capability Development grant, Singapore 
2016 Angkor Photo Workshop, Cambodia 
2014 Noise Singapore Award

Features
2017 New York Times - Lens - Emergicubes at Photoville 
2017 Fisheye Magazine - Room
2017 Rice Media - The Last Days of Singapore's First Maids
2017 Female Magazine - September Print Issue - Marc Jacobs Editorial
2017 Invisible Photographer Asia - Instagram Takeover
2017 New York Times - Lens - Room
2017 The Business Times - Interview
2017 Invisible Photographer Asia - Close Enough
2016 Nope Fun - Interview

Exhibitions
2017 Photoville, New York, USA
2016 Pop-up Noise: Soul-Searching, Chinatown, Singapore
2016 Girl Gang, Artistry, Singapore
2016 A Good Woman, Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival, Yangon, Myanmar
2016 Room, If Home was a Word for Illusion, The Substation, Singapore
2016 This is Home, Brack x Matt3r, Queenstown, Singapore
2015 Learning to Leave, Pop-Up Noise, Raffles City, Singapore
2014 Prologue, No Other City, Shooting Home Reunion Show, Artistry, Singapore
2014 Noise Singapore TAP Exhibition, SAM at 8Q, Singapore
2013 Wealthy in Bangladesh, Tufts University Slater Gallery, Boston, USA
2012 Life Along Yangon River, Burma in Transition, Tufts University Slater Gallery, Boston, USA
2012 Undocumented Immigrants, WY Gallery, Boston, USA


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