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Ore Huiying

Ore Huiying is a documentary photographer from Singapore. Her 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 her country underwent development. As a result, Ore is drawn to narratives of people and places affected by development in Southeast Asia.


In 2019, Ore was awarded a National Geographic Grant to continue her work on the Mekong River, examining the impact of Chinese-built dams on the most important river in Southeast Asia. In 2018, she was recognised by World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program, which identifies and promotes six visual storytellers from each of the world’s six continents. That same year, Ore won the top honour of the IPA award for her series of an abandoned Chinese casino town in Laos. In 2013, she was nominated for ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, a photography award in Singapore that honours photographers for their original vision and dedication to their craft.

Ore has held solo exhibitions at Objectifs, a photography centre in Singapore, at Icat gallery in Vientiane, Laos, and also at Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Beijing Photo Festival and Xishuangbanna Photo Festival in China; the Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey; the Singapore International Photo Festival; and the Singapore National Art Gallery. Apart from working on personal projects, she does commissioned work for international publications like The New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Le Monde newspaper, Getty Images, as well as for NGOs and commercial clients.

Ore completed her Masters of Arts in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in the United Kingdom in 2010. After three years of working and living in London, she returned to Singapore to focus her investigation of the progression of Southeast Asian societies






Release from May 2022