September 11, 2020
HUMANS IN MOTION
IN CONVERSATION WITH SHAWN BYRON DANKER
Photography by Shawn Byron Danker
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
Shawn Byron Danker is a Singapore based photographer who has been shooting professionally since 2006. To Shawn the cityscape is a physical manifestation of the very human tension between what is and what ought to be, and also the moral tension between what merely appears to be and what is unspoken. This constant double tension infuses Shawn’s photography, which both celebrates and rehabilitates the contemporary spaces and humans in their urban habitat. Shawn challenges himself to create and recreate this double vision in each new series he embarks upon, to help audiences become aware of the natural, the undiscussed, the undisputed, the implicit – and to ultimately reflect and question them. Shawn´s pictures have been showcased in publications in Bangladesh, France, Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore. Shawn has also held two exhibitions in Singapore.
"The more engaging a shot is, the longer your eye will linger upon it to drink it all in and make for a richer viewing experience."