Stories That Matter 2019: Myths | Panel Discussion: Myth and Image


Panel Discussion: Myth and Image
Featuring Robert Zhao Renhui and Ore Huiying, moderated by Tom White
Presented in conjunction with Stories That Matter 2019: Myths

Fri 8 Mar 2019, 7.30pm to 9pm
Workshop Space, Objectifs
Admission: Free; RSVP via Peatix

How and to what end images are constructed, and how does this affect our perceptions of the image and the stories they depict? Visual artist Robert Zhao Renhui and documentary photographer Ore Huiying tackle this question with references to their own photography practice.

Robert Zhao Renhui:
Singaporean visual artist Robert Zhao Renhui works mainly with photography but often adopts a multi-disciplinary approach by presenting images together with documents and objects. His work includes textual and media analysis, video, photography and book projects. Zhao's has been shown and published widely in museums, art biennales, photo festivals and art publications across the world, and his accolades include The Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2011) by the University of the Arts London, The United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award (2009) Singapore, and The Young Artist Award by the Singapore National Arts Council.

View his works here: http://www.criticalzoologists.org/

Ore Huiying:
Ore Huiying is a documentary photographer from Singapore. Her practice revolves around storytelling, which she believes is basic to human beings. 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. Her photography is focused on investigating the progression of Southeast Asian societies in the global context.

Apart from her personal projects, she has been commissioned by international publications like Bloomberg, Le Monde newspaper, M magazine and Getty Images. Ore is part of the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Program, and her work has been exhibited in photo festivals, museums and galleries regionally and internationally. She was a nominee for ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, and most recently won the Documentary Award at the Invisible Photographer Asia Photography Awards.

Tom White:
Tom White studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, and Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. He has taught classes at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and at the International Center of Photography. He has also worked extensively with the ICP’s Community Programs department, teaching darkroom photography classes and working with youth on a post incarceration/at risk program. His work has been published in the US and UK, including The New York Times. See more of Tom’s works on www.tomwhitephotography.com


About Stories That Matter: Myths

Myths are as old as human civilisation. They inform, obfuscate and empower our most deep seated beliefs. This edition of Stories That Matter unpacks the role mythic tradition continues to play in our lives, through national, political and cultural narratives that shape our perception of the world.

Stories That Matter is an annual programme presented by Objectifs that looks at critical issues and trends in non-fiction visual storytelling.
Visit our website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/storiesthatmatter2019

Header image from The Land Archive by Robert Zhao Renhui
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Fri Mar 8, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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