SINGLE HAND CLAPPING by Justin Lim (Hong Kong)


by Justin Lim (Hong Kong)


Opening | 13 July 2018, 7-9pm

Exhibition dates | 14-15 July 2018 , 12-6PM

Venue | INSTINC SOHO, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street soho2@central #04-163

Tel: 62279487



"SINGLE HAND CLAPPING - the scant murmur of urban solitude and desolation. Featuring photographs of the city as a backdrop for lonely reflection."


Singapore  - INSTINC is pleased to present SINGLE HAND CLAPPING by Justin Lim, a photographer from Hong Kong. Whilst he has lived and worked in different parts of the world, this exhibition will be his first in Singapore.

The works featured in this exhibition are photographs that Justin documented during his ten years of personal work, covering landmark events such as Occupy Hong Kong and more, along with a new collection of Singaporean images curated during his Artist-in-Residency programme with INSTINC.

SINGLE HAND CLAPPING is on view from 14 July to 15 July 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, 13 July 2018, 7-9pm. The artist will be present.

Come enjoy Justin’s encapsulation of the urban pulse and chat with the man behind the camera himself!



Raised by Malaysian parents in Hong Kong and the UK, Justin Lim has spent the best part of two decades documenting street life and urban life, initially using 35mm and medium format, latterly digital. His work has been featured by Instagram, Flickr and he has acted as a guest editor for 500px. His documentary photographs of Occupy Hong Kong were featured on the BBC website, and his recent travel work has been highlighted by The Guardian’s social media channels.

Justin is “One of 21 Global Photographers to Follow on IG” (, and for his work though his bespoke studio The Kandid, Emirates’ In-Flight “Entrepreneur of the Month” (January 2016). In 2018, he was a winner in the “Hourly” category in the CBRE Global Urban Photographer of the Year awards, which attracted over 80,000 entrants.

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IG: @hurtingbombz