They risk their lives working under difficult conditions for us, yet they are seldom appreciated. Most of the migrant workers in my photographs are not people any Singaporeans would take a second glance at despite their contributions. Photographing these migrant workers is my way of mediating the situation, to engage the viewers in a reflective dialogue.—Sam Chin
Here’s to Singapore-based photographer Sam Chin for honoring the hardworking underdog in his aptly titled series Superheroes. The portraits are bold and strong, the feel of a fashion shoot cleverly mixing with the workers’ environments. Chin brings the set to them and quite frankly, they own it.