While You Were Sleeping, by Darren Soh

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“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.” – Duane Michals I started photography at a local newspaper where I was taught to embrace objectivity and to leave my feelings aside while photographing. Being older and wiser now, I have come to the realization that life is not always so straightforward. Much of the photography that I practice today no longer requires me to be “objective” in any way. And it was only recently that I began to admit that the possibilities of photography were far greater than I had allowed myself to imagine. In many …

Ore Huiying, We Are Farmers

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  I had never considered my family worthy of documenting, because like most people, I thought they were ordinary. A life-changing incident a few years ago changed my mind. Diagnosed with meningitis, I was in a critical coma for several days. When I reflected on the things I would lose if life ended, I realized that my family was where my sense of self, community and tradition were inherited. I had felt neither appreciation nor understanding towards them. This documentation project is an attempt to bridge my indifference, and to relook at a subject taken for granted by most. I …