Joe Nair is a Singapore based photographer and visual artist. Making images that center on the individual in relation to urban society and the spaces in-between. His 2006 work, blank. was a solo show at the Month of Photography 2006 and published in Amsterdam/London as part of a select global thought collection 'The Pars Foundation- Findings on Ice' in 2007. In October 2013 his work 'Brownian' was included in a group exhibition to accompany a conference on the ‘Future of Urban Living’’ by the Eisenhower Fellowships Societies in Singapore and Malaysia.
Joe also creates through commissioned site-specific installations, appropriating and re-purposing images upon different space. Such as a re-imagining of the Singapore Stone in its full size for the indie arts festival Lit-up 2012 at the now closed Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre.
An instructor and mentor for the intensive photography workshop for youth, Junior Shooting Home, organized by Objectifs: Centre of Photography and Filmmaking. Joe also regularly helps to teach corporate and school workshops at the centre.
He pays the bills as a freelance photojournalist, specializing in news and sports assignments. Starting as freelancer for The Straits Times in 2007, Joe currently strings regularly for The Business Times, The Associated Press and takes on other corporate and commercial assignments.