Making space for different ways of looking at the conflicting yet intertwined desires for home, building a new life, and being rooted in a community.

‘Longing and Belonging’

10 to 24 Mar 2024
Lower Gallery 2, Objectifs
Free admission

Opening Ceremony: Sun, 10 Mar 2024, 2 to 3pm
Welcome address
Performance by BlackPEACE Band
Artist Talks
Announcement of Winners and Prize Giving

Programmes
Film Screening and Talk: Agaththee by Ramasamy Madhavan (RSVP here)
Sun, 17 Mar 2024, 2 to 3pm 

World Premiere. Short film (15:30min) screening, rating TBC, followed by Q&A 
Free admission upon registration

Migrant Poetry Recital
Sun, 24 Mar 2024, 2 to 3pm

A poetry performance by 5 poets in response to the exhibition

More details to come soon.


About the Exhibition

While longing stretches far across distance to hold a place or person close, the threads of belonging instead tie one to where they already are. Like how these words are nested within each other, Longing and Belonging hopes to make space for different ways of looking at the conflicting yet intertwined desires for home, building a new life, and being rooted in a community.

MWPF’s third edition received more than a hundred submissions across two categories: Single Image and Series (3-5 images). The exhibition will feature the following finalists’ works, selected by judges Huda Azzis (Founder, Your Local Newsstand) and Chelsea Chua (Programme Director, Objectifs):

Indah W. Yosevina
Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo
Michael Jay Abalos
Genelyn Mallare Joson
Jenelyn Leyble
Ruby Velasco

The Migrant Workers Photography Festival is a biennial festival that aims to showcase the creative talents of migrant workers in Singapore through photography, and amplify perspectives of the migrant community. Through its associate programmes — workshops, photowalks, Community Diary — the festival hopes to build a diverse community that transcends nationalities, and help bridge the current social divide between the migrant and local community. The team behind the festival similarly reflects this ethos: MWPF comprises both locals and migrants from many different countries, who co-organise this initiative in the spirit of friendship, equality, and community.

Presented by the Migrant Workers Photography Festival (MWPF), and supported by Objectifs and FotoHub.