Alan started in the commercial photography world right after graduated with a degree in photography from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, USA in 1995, and was soon attracted to the fast pace of the news room. He joined The Straits Times, Singapore's only English-language broadsheet, in 1997. During his time there, he produced many stunning images for cover pages, edgy fashion spreads, arresting celebrity portraits, and mesmerizing street photos. His work has won him many local and international awards, including International Photographer of the Year, Nikon Photojournalism, and WAN-IFRA. Over the next 12 years, he became the paper's most sought-after feature photographer, and was promoted to senior executive photographer.
In 2009 as passionate as ever about photography and visual communication, he
set up the Alan Lim Studio to continue doing what he does best. In the same
exciting year, one of Alan's highest achievements in his career happened when he was awarded by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to conceptualize a series of his portrait. And just a few short years before while Alan was serving The Straits Times, he was assigned to photograph Prime Minister Lee's father, Lee Kwan Yuan for his biography.
In 2011, Alan founded the School of Photography in Singapore to share his experience and knowledge with all photography lovers.
As a photography educator, Alan's vision is to broaden the photography art
culture and provide every camera owner solid foundation. He hopes by doing that Singapore will soon be recognised internationally as the city of photography in the near future.