Biography: Ore Huiying

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Ore Huiying is a documentary photographer from Singapore. Her practice revolves around storytelling. She works mostly on personal projects and editorial assignments. Her work has been published in Le Monde (France), Courrier International (France), British Journal of Photography (UK), Ojo de Pez magazine (Spain) and BBC (UK), among others.

Since 2008, Ore’s work has also been exhibited in photo festivals, museums and galleries both regionally and internationally, at venues such as the Arts House (Singapore), Dali International Photo Festival, Gallery Lichtblick Cologne and HOST Gallery (London). She received one of the best portfolio prizes at the inaugural Singapore International Photo Festival in 2008. The same year, the National Arts Council (Singapore) awarded her a Professional Development Grant in support of her work.

Ore was named one of the 10 Platform Emerging Photographers in Singapore 2010 and was selected to participate in the 1st Asian Women Photographers’ Showcase at the 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. Most recently, 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, Ore completed her Masters of Arts in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. She spent three years working and living in London, then returned to Singapore in 2013. Her photography is focused on investigating the progression of Southeast Asian societies in the global context.

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