Tom White

Freelance Visual Journalist, Educator and Artist / Based in Singapore

I grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the north of England and am currently based in Singapore where I work as a freelance photographer, educator and curator. My work has been published and exhibited internationally. I currently hold... read on
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Videographer, Researcher, Politics, Environment, Documentary, Multimedia, Video, Photo Editor, Photography, VR, Art, Arts & Culture, Editorial Page, Assignments, Teacher, Visual Communications , Human Rights, Creative Professional, Artist, Education, Lecturer, Editorial, Storyteller, Visual Artist, Climate
Skills: Research, Digital Printing, Audio Recording, Film Scanning, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Apple Final Cut Pro, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Color Printing, Curating, Exhibition Design, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Retouching, Video Editing, Sound Design, Film Photography, Cinematographer
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Skilled at Research, Digital Printing, Audio Recording, Film Scanning, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Apple Final Cut Pro, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Color Printing, Curating, Exhibition Design, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Retouching, Video Editing, Sound Design, Film Photography, Cinematographer
Coverage Regions: Asia Europe
Languages Spoken: English
Years of experience: More than 10

I grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the north of England and am currently based in Singapore where I work as a freelance photographer, educator and curator. My work has been published and exhibited internationally. I currently hold a part time instructor position at Yale-NUS College teaching Documentary Photography and Photojournalism and a conduct A variety of photography workshops at the Objectifs Centre in Singapore.

My editorial work has been published in – among others - The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and The Guardian U.K. and I have been commissioned by brands such as Audemars Piguet, Araldi 1930, Bvlgari & Calvin Klein.

I started photographing in the late 1990's when I was a student at Goldsmith's College in London. I spent many nights photographing the underground music scene of the city and exploring the streets of South London with my camera.

After graduating from college - and having my camera stolen in a nightclub - I found work in the post production industry. With my first pay cheque I bought a new 35mm camera. I travelled a little. My interest in society and politics grew. I eventually left London to attend the International Center of Photography in New York, where I studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Since graduating I have been involved in photography education alongside my freelance career. Prior to my appointment at Yale-NUS and while living in the US I taught digital photography and photojournalism classes  at the International Center of Photography and introductory photojournalism classes at Columbia University’s School of Journalism in New York City. 

I have also worked extensively with the International Center of Photography's Community Programs department. As photography has given me a direction in life, it is my intention to continue to do photography based social work in the future as a counterpoint to my documentary, editorial and fine art practice.