오레 후잉 · Ore Huiying
Ore Huiying / Singapore
Ore Huiying is a documentary photographer from Singapore. She was selected for the World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Problem in 2018 as one of 6 visual storytellers, and won the top honor of IPA Award for her photo series of abandoned Chinese casino town in Laos. Her works has been exhibited in regional as well as international exhibitions, festivals, museums, and galleries since 2010. In 2013, she was nominated for ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, a photography award in Singapore that honour photographers’ original vision and dedication to their craft. Beside her personal projects, she does commissioned work for international publications like New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Le Monde, and Getty Image. She completed her Masters of Arts in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in United Kingdom in 2010.
Luang Prabang, Laos, 2019
The Mekong River, world’s largest inland fishery and treasure trove of biodiversity, flows through China, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is 12th longest river in the world, and a mother of Laos and Thailand. Over 50 million people residing lower Mekong, relying their security and livelihood on the river. However, all of this is being threatened by the increasing demand for hydroelectric power. Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia. In the hope of becoming power battery, Laos is planning a project to build seven dams along the Mekong River where the nearby soil so fertile for fishing and farming. Because of this project, nearby villages have lost the traditional way of living. Construction of the Nam Ou Dam No.2 have changed the river flow. As a result, many unique species of fish had disappeared and thousands of people had lost their homestaed. Experts warns that the step of the project, which consists of constructing Nam Ou Dam No.1, 3. and 4, will result in greater damage in the area.