Biography: Darren Soh

Darren Soh is one of the co-founders of PLATFORM, which originated and drives the initiative. Armed with a degree in sociology, he intended to become an academic, but began working as a photographer in 2001 and then started using photography as a way to understand the world. His personal works are extensions of his curiosity about how we live.

In 2009, Darren was named as one of PDN Magazine’s 30 Emerging Photographers to watch. His works are collected by public institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore, as well as by numerous private collectors. He is also a founding member of the National Youth Achievement Award Young Photographers Network (NYAA YPN).

For work, Darren mostly photographs new pieces of architecture, but he leads a double life documenting places and spaces that are in danger of disappearing. He has a particular obsession with vernacular architecture that is deemed too banal or insignificant to be conserved.