Nguan was born and raised in Singapore. He attended Northwestern University in Illinois and graduated with a degree in Film and Video Production.
Nguan’s photographs are about big city yearning, ordinary fantasies and emotional globalisation. His first book, Shibuya (2010), was named in PDN Annual as one of the best of the year. His second book, How Loneliness Goes (2013), was called ” a masterful portrait of quiet urban lives” by American Photo. Nguan’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
Text and images © Nguan