Mindy Tan (Singapore)

Mindy Tan is a Singapore-based documentary and commercial photographer whose speciality is photographing people.
She began her career in as a newspaper journalist, covering breaking news migrant labour, and community issues, winning the Society of Publishers Asia Award for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting in 2007. In 2008, she swapped pen for camera and became a full-time photographer.

Today her assignments vary from lifestyle to documentary and sports. She has been involved in events like the Beijing Paralympics 2008, the Singapore F1 night race, the Youth Olympics 2010 and WTA Championships.

Commercial clients include Singapore Tourism Board, Microsoft and Uniqlo.
Editorial clients include Reuters Plus, the Associated Press, Die Zeit and Focus magazine.

Her street photography and North Korea images have been featured in The Guardian, The Sun, Ouest France and Hong Kong’s Photonews 摄影⽇日报.

She was recently commissioned an exhibition on Italy’s Motor Valley.


As a photographer, the camera is a tool second only to my body. Hence the way I the camera has to resonate with the way I move and photograph, in order to make my work easier and also respond with speed.
I’m a huge fan of the X-Pro2 and X-T2, both for the way their bodies have been constructed with touches of nostalgia, and how they are so silent and obscured when I’m working on the streets. They are also lightweight and perfect to travel with. It frees me from some of the weight of prime lenses which I love using.


  • GFX 50S
  • X-T3
  • X-T2
  • X-T20
  • X-E3
  • X100F
  • X70
  • GF23mmF4 R LM WR
  • GF45mmF2.8 R WR
  • GF63mmF2.8 R WR
  • GF110mmF2 R LM WR
  • XF16mmF1.4 R WR
  • XF23mmF1.4 R
  • XF23mmF2 R WR
  • XF50mmF2 R WR
  • XF56mmF1.2 R
  • XF90mmF2 R LM WR