Semester: 

Feline Lim

Year CS'18:

As a Singapore-based photojournalist from Reuters who has covered stories both locally and abroad, Feline Lim strives to tell stories in pictures.

Her journey as a professional photojournalist began in 2018, three months before she graduated from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. In her fourth year, photographs she took for the Going Overseas For Advanced Reporting trip in South Korea and her internship at The Straits Times photo desk caught a Reuters photographer’s attention. 

In April that year, she was offered a freelance gig at Reuters. Since then, Feline has been stringing regularly for the news organisation.

With an impressive portfolio including works that have been featured on TODAYonline, she was assigned in her first year at Reuters to cover the Trump-Kim summit and the 2018 Asian Games. However, to Feline, these opportunities could not top the exclusive interview Reuters had with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamed earlier this year.

"I shot a fair share of portraits while I was with The Straits Times but it was quite important for me to prove that I could do this," said Feline. She added that the limited time she had to take the photos made it a bigger challenge for her.

 

Looking back, the 24-year-old shared that her passion in visual storytelling deepened after taking a photojournalism class in her second year as an undergraduate. “There really wasn’t anything else that makes me as happy as taking photos and telling stories,” she said.

“If people can feel something after they view [my photography], that’s when I feel like I’ve accomplished my role as a photojournalist.”