I am Isabelle Lim, just call me Issy.

I am a photographer who is born Deaf.

I see my deafness as a strength, not a barrier.

My world of silence sharpens my sense of seeing,

and helps me focus while I wait for the moment.

I love capturing the raw emotions

and body language of people.

When I am not on a shoot,

I’m on the streets observing

life through my lens.

Profile of Isabelle Lim

Exhibitions

2014

  • Moving Images & Sound (Video), The Substation, Singapore

  • LASALLE Open House, Project Space, Singapore

2019

  • SkyKave, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

  • Seeing Through Silence - silent talkToday@Apple, Singapore

  • Changi Inspires Art Fair, Singapore

  • Singapore Then & Now, Pan Pacific, Singapore

  • Vibration is Gold, SkyKave, The Arts House Playden, Singapore

  • True Colours, Sports Hub Visitor Centre, Singapore

2016

2017

  • Living with Grace, SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar, Singapore

  • Unstoppable Riders, uberASSIST, Singapore

  • People, Places & Pieces, Orchard ION Art Gallery, Singapore

  • See What I See first solo exhibition, Enabling Village, Singapore

  • The LASALLE Show 2016 - an annual exhibition by the graduands

2015

  • As Far As I Can Reach: Works by Students In Diploma, Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Level 1, Singapore

  • Lost Conversations: Selected Works by Students From Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Level 1, Singapore

2018

  • Breath of Colours, Singapore

 

Awards

2016

  • Happy Faces, Singapore Children's Society

2013

  • Dare To Dream scholarship at LASALLE College of the Arts

2011

  • 3rd award for The Photography Competition For The Deaf

  • Consolation prize for the National Day organized by ITE College East

2010

  • Outstanding Deaf Student Award (Secondary Education) by Singapore Association for the Deaf

  • Nikon Captures Album of the Month award

  • Nominee, The 36th International TAKIFUJI Arts Award, Japan

2015

Volunteering

2019

  • Yin May “Love is not Rare” Behind the Scenes

  • True Colours Concert, Stadium, Singapore

  • Very Special Arts Booth, Sports Hub, Singapore

  • No Strings Attached (True Colours Conference), Enabling Village, Singapore

  • Kingdom Invasion 2018, Expo Hall 7, Singapore

2016

  • Fall in Hush, Epiphyte cafe, Singapore

  • Shiseido CSR Activity, DaySpring New Life Centre, Singapore

  • 8th WFD RSA Youth Camp, NACLI, Singapore

  • 2nd National Deaf Games 2016, Singapore

  • May Day with Migrant Workers, Sentosa, Singapore

  • Gas and Dust: The Manufactured Space exhibition, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2015

  • ​WoW! Camp, Singapore Association for the Deaf (including video recording)

  • Vivian’s 21st birthday party, Singapore

  • Dave Chua’s 21st birthday party, Singapore

2017

  • Aphre x C.Jam, Toys Museum, Singapore

  • True Colours Anniversary, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

2012

  • Singapore World Water Day, Singapore

2013

  • Deafinitely Amazing, The Substation, Singapore

2018

  • Seeing and Feeling Sound with Ferry, Today@Apple

 
Inside the Silent World
Published: 9 Nov 2017

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Dining with A Conscience
SPRMRKT: “DINING WITH A CONSCIENCE”
The collection is inspired by her resilient grandmother, who has lived a fulfilling life well into her silver years, and was a collaboration between Isabelle and her cousin, Tham Yin May. Isabelle is also a beneficiary of the TODAY Enable Fund.

Published: 7 Nov 2017

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Through the lens of photographer
Living with grace through the lens of photographer born with disability

Published: 18 Nov 2017

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One of 12 faces for Purple Parade
Perception by ND Chow
BTS for the Ramen Teh movie
Mad About Singapore 2017
Another noteworthy Instagrammer who had three photographs exhibited is 23-year-old freelance photographer Isabelle Lim, who is deaf and has a rare genetic disorder called Nager syndrome.

"For me, photography is a way to save memories and communicate with my viewers," she said through sign language.
Mad About Singapore 2016
My Life, My Way
The Story of Isabelle Lim
1st for Happy Faces Competition
16 Oct 2016
Shooting for her dream
The Straits Times

Published: 25 Sep 2016

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The girl with something special
The Straits Times

Published: 26 Apr 2015

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ST video series bags prize
The Strait Times

Published: 7 Oct 2015

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An image of tribute to LKY
She shoots for her dream
The New Paper

Published: 20 Jan 2014

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Teen overcomes the odds
The Straits Times

Published: 23 Apr 2011

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