Juliana Tan is a Singapore-based photographer and director.

Trained as a filmmaker, Juliana creates mise-en-scène in her photographs to situate the narrative of her subject. In both stills and motion, she uses lights, colours and composition purposefully, resulting in a crafted image that evoke a carefully-chosen emotion.

She has been published by The New York Times, Fast Company, Neon (Germany), Credit Suisse Bulletin (Switzerland) amongst others. Her advertising and commercial clients include Google, R/GA, T Brand Studio, Rolls-Royce, United Overseas Bank, MediaCorp, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many others.

Her first zine, Waking Up in Strange Places, was selected as part of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2018 book and is also a finalist the Invisible Photographer Asia Photobook Awards 2018.

While not on assignment, Juliana enjoys exploring new cities to learn about history and culture. Follow her travel adventures here.


Selected publications/clients: 

The New York Times, Fast Company, R/GA, T Brand Studio, Financial Times, Condé Nast Traveler, The Business Times, Bulletin (Switzerland), Neon (Germany), Rolls-Royce Asia, Western Union, United Overseas Bank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore Management University, Wing Tai Holdings, MediaCorp, Burpple and others.

Selected Features:

2017 Singapore Tatler: Off the Grid With Singaporean Author & Photographer Juliana Tan

2017 High Net Worth: Waking Up in 33 Cities

2017 The Business Times: Life from different angles

2016 ArtHop: #PhotographersOnArtHop: An Interview with Juliana Tan

2016 Mothership: 14 S’porean or S’pore-based non-influencer Instagram accounts you should be following

2015 The Straits Times: Lives of residents of Singapore's southern islands captured in documentary

2015 South China Morning Post: Forgotten Singapore: evicted islanders grieve for lost 'paradise'

2014 The Straits Times: Patchwork quilt of life in Singapore

2012 Invisible Photographer Asia: Ten New Faces in Singapore Photography


2018 "Waking Up In Strange Places" is a finalist in Invisible Photographer Asia Photobook Awards

2018 "Waking Up In Strange Places" selected to Tokyo Type Director's Club annual book

2015 "Island Nation" Multimedia Exhibition at National Library Building

2014 "Community Quilts" Photography Exhibition at Rochor Centre

2013 6th Indie Documentary Festival (Singapore)

2013 Winner, Photo Story, Grant Prize, Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards

2012 Top 10 emerging photographers in Singapore, platform.sg

2012 DocuWest Film Festival (Colorado, USA)

2012 3rd Salaya Documentary Festival (Thailand)

2012 Best Editing: Singapore Short Films Award

2012 Outstanding Documentary: Hong Kong Global Chinese Universities Student Film Festival

2012 “Moving Forward” Group Show at The Arts House

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