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    Default InsideOut: Photographs by Migrant Workers in Singapore

    This project was featured in the Special Report of the Straits Times on 18th February 2006.
    It is the result of appeal for point-and-shoot cameras http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=144801 last year.
    The official website can be found at http://www.thephotoessay.com/index.html.
    Do go down to take a look if you are free, we spent quite some time preparing for the exhibition.


    Introduction to the project taken from the website
    No child dreams of becoming a maid or a construction worker. But driven by poverty and a lack of opportunities, waves of Asians take on such work every year, often away from the support of friends and family.

    In Singapore, migrant workers clean our homes and help raise our children. They build the offices we work in and the roads we use every day. But we know little of their stories and the dreams that inspire them.

    InsideOut is a six-month project involving 30 workers from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. They learn the basics of photography and, guided by volunteer photographers and photojournalists, are encouraged to take photos of their daily lives in Singapore.

    Through their photographs, we hope to learn from their perspectives and experiences. The sharing of their stories may spark more interaction between host and migrant communities, strengthening links that already exist and building bridges where there are none.

    Foreign workers make up about a quarter of Singapore's 2.3-million labour force. These workers, about 600,000 of them, are work-permit holders who take on low-pay jobs in the construction and service industries. About 150,000 foreign domestic workers in Singapore come from the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Construction workers in the island-state come mainly from Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and China.

    Many workers realize their dreams of a better life, but for others, that dream erodes when they run into problems such as the non-payment of salary and, in some cases, physical and mental abuse. The project hopes to reflect some of the challenges all of them face.

    InsideOut will be exhibited as part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival from Feb 22-Mar 21, 2006, at Objectifs, located at 12A Liang Seah Street, Singapore 189033
    Last edited by sathea; 4th March 2006 at 08:04 PM.

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    the website is great

    2 from me man

    cheers

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    Ups for everyone involved.

    An excellent project with social relevance.
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    You got my support too. I'll try to drop by.... somehow.

    for your "student" too.

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    Good stuff.. support
    Black Rabbit Photography
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    Opening Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 11am to 7pm
    Saturday: 1pm to 5pm

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    Last edited by sathea; 23rd February 2006 at 08:29 PM.

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    Meet the Photographers Session
    Date: Mar 5, Sunday
    Time: 2pm - 4pm
    Venue: Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Filmmaking
    Details: Pre-registration required. Please call 6339 3068 or email info@objectifs.com.sg. Open to public, free admission.

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    InsideOut: Photographs by Migrant Workers in Singapore
    Shooting Home Public Talks Series
    In conjunction with the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2006
    Mar 12, Sunday, 1300 to 1430hr
    Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
    Open to public, free admission

    No child dreams of becoming a maid or construction worker. But driven by poverty and a lack of opportunities, waves of Asians take on such work every year. InsideOut is a six-month project involving 31 workers from Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. They learnt the basics of photography andwereguided to take photos of their daily lives in Singapore. Through their photos, we hope to learn from theirperspectives and spark more interaction between host and migrant communities.

    During this talk, the organisers, photographer-instructors and workers will share their experiences and involvement in the InsideOut project. The organisers-- Alvin Tan (The Necessary Stage) and Chan Tse Chueen(Straits Times) -- will talk about bringing such a project to life, while some of the photographers and workers will share with us their perspectives and visual viewpoints.

    For more details:
    About InsideOut - www.thephotoessay.com
    About M1 Singapore Fringe Festival -www.singaporefringe.com
    About Shooting Home - www.objectifs.com.sg

    Pre-registration required by email ( info@objectifs.com.sg) or phone
    6339 3068.
    Last edited by sathea; 8th March 2006 at 10:53 PM.

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