SINGAPORE, 27 July 2017 – The Straits Times and Objectifs, a visual arts centre, will present a month-long photo exhibition showcasing more than 90 works from Home in Focus, a long-running weekly visual story feature in the newspaper.
The two-page spread which runs every Monday has published more than 90 photo essays since it started in The Straits Times in July 2015, capturing the quirky, compassionate and ever-changing in Singapore. Many of these images and videos, ranging from a behind-the-scenes stint with the Black Knights, the Singapore Armed Forces aerobatics team, to intimate communities such as the Karen Baptist Church, were curated from 45 of them.
The exhibition, which marks the first collaboration between both organisations, will be held at Objectifs Centre in Middle Road, from August 3 to September 3. Admission is free.
Ms Stephanie Yeow, The Straits Times' Picture Editor, said: "We're absolutely thrilled to collaborate with Objectifs for this exhibition which celebrates our community and the people who belong to it. We've always believed that a single powerful image can bridge societal gaps and evoke a response, be it a positive or negative one. We hope that the images you see in this selection will effect an emotion in you, leaving you with a better idea of the type of people, activities and places that surround you."
Ms Emmeline Yong, Centre Director for Objectifs, said: "Through this exhibition, we want to acknowledge the important role that photojournalism plays in bringing meaningful stories to our attention. These images are wonderful anecdotes about Singapore and a testament to the talents of photojournalists whose works add depth and colour to the pages of the newspaper.”
Visitors to the exhibition can also purchase a special print selection of photographs on display at the exhibition. Net proceeds from the sale will be donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Details of the print sale will be announced at a later stage.
There will also be two talks by The Straits Times photojournalists on Aug 16 and 30.
Home in Focus
August 3 to September 3, 2017
Presented by Objectifs and The Straits Times
Venue: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road Singapore 188977
Opening hours: Tues to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Talks: Aug 16 and 30, 7.30pm
View the exhibition images at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pm3c4947j6ybkvt/AACQPeqmMr3bkkqJoPd_2IWRa?dl=0
Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E
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Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Film
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Neo Xiaobin (Ms)
Photojournalist, The Straits Times
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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Corporate Communications & CSR
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ABOUT THE STRAITS TIMES
The Straits Times, the English-language flagship daily of Singapore Press Holdings, is the most-read newspaper in Singapore and is followed widely in the region for its comprehensive coverage of local, regional and world news provided by its correspondents in 20 bureaus in major cities worldwide.
Launched on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times underwent a major redesign across all platforms in July 2015, when it celebrated its 170th anniversary. This revamp is part of its continuing efforts to refresh its products, maintain quality and stay relevant to the changing needs of its readers. Its integrated newsroom operates round-the-clock, providing readers with news as it happens on all platforms, from its website at www.straitstimes.com to Apple and Android apps to social media.
The Straits Times is a member of two media networks - the Asia News Network and the Impact Journalism Day alliance of newspapers - and it has won multiple international media awards, including from the Society of Publishers in Asia, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (Panpa), Society of News Design and Wan-Ifra. Its revamped paper won a gold medal for overall newspaper design by the World Association of Newspaper at the Asian Media Awards in Manila in 2016.
Objectifs an independent non-profit gallery and educational space that is committed to advancing the practice and appreciation of film and photography. Through year-round educational programmes, exhibitions, screenings, residencies and mentorships, our mission is to build a community of image-makers and visual storytellers, creating and sharing artistic works that foster dialogue around local and international issues.