When he could not have a graduation ceremony last July because of Covid-19, it was a downer for photographer Hidhir Badaruddin. But he still ended the year on a high note – a first prize grant of US$10,000 (S$13,190) from Getty Images for what began as his final year project.
The London College of Fashion graduate was awarded for his photo series Younglawa, which explores his vision of a new generation of Asian masculinity. It makes him the first Singaporean to receive Getty Images’ Creative Bursary grant, beating 250 applicants worldwide.
The 25-year-old, who is based in London and majored in creative direction, tells The Straits Times over a video call that it was a surreal win.
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