Huiying Ore


"Huiying Ore possesses a strong craft in documentary photography and long term storytelling. With a deliberate approach to visual construction, and often working with archival materials, her works present a critical, in depth landscape of progression in Southeast Asian societies. She is certainly one of the interesting young photographers from Singapore, and I believe her voice should reach a larger audience, beyond Southeast Asia."

Sarker Protick, photographer and visual artist, Bangladesh - 6x6 Global Talent program nominator

Huiying Ore’s practice revolves around storytelling, which she believes is basic to human beings. She grew up in rural Singapore, but was uprooted to an urban environment as the country underwent development. As a result, Ore is drawn to narratives of people and places affected by development. She strives to discover a pattern to cope with the experience of chaos and confusion, both of her subjects and of her own.

Apart from working on personal projects, Ore does commissioned work for international publications such as Bloomberg, Le Monde newspaper, M magazine and Getty Images, as well as for NGOs and corporate clients. Since 2010, Ore’s photographic works have been exhibited in photo festivals, museums and galleries regionally and internationally.

She was named one of the 10 Platform Emerging Photographers in Singapore in 2010 and was selected to participate in the 1st Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase in Angkor Photo Festival. She was nominated for the Sagamihara Photo City’s Asia Prize (Japan) and received a Select Award in the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Award. In 2013, Ore was nominated for ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, a photography award in Singapore that honours photographers’ original vision and dedication to their craft.

In 2010, she moved to the United Kingdom and completed her Masters of Arts in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. After three years of working and living in London, she returned to Singapore in 2013 to focus on investigating the progression of Southeast Asian societies in the global context.

See Huiying Ore's 'Mekong, the Mother of Rivers' on Witness, World Press Photo's online magazine.

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Huiying Ore