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, with a focus on Southeast Asia, a region she feels deeply for. In this close-knit community, less developed countries often look towards their more affluent neighbors for financial and developmental aid. Her fascination with this phenomenon of interconnectivity has motivated her to produce stories that question the concept of power, identity, and sovereignty in the region.

Ore was selected for the World Press Photo 6x6 Global Talent Program in 2018, which identifies and promotes six visual storytellers from each of the world’s six continents. In the same year, she won the top honor of the IPA award for her series on an abandoned Chinese casino town in Laos. Since 2010, her works have been exhibited in photo festivals, museums, and galleries regionally and internationally. In 2013, she was nominated for ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, a photography award in Singapore that honors photographers’ original vision and dedication to their craft. Apart from working on personal projects, Ore does commissioned work for international publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Le Monde, and Getty Images, as well as for NGOs and commercial clients.

Ore completed her Master of Arts in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication in the United Kingdom in 2010. After three years working and living in London, she returned to Singapore.

Last Updated: November 23, 2020