Objectifs Documentary Award

The Objectifs Documentary Award champions Objectifs’ mission to broaden perspectives through image making, by supporting original voices in visual storytelling in Singapore and the wider region. The Award enables photographers to work on new or existing projects, encouraging them to tell stories about their native communities. It welcomes different creative approaches to non-fiction storytelling, from conventional documentary photography to visual experiments. Projects may be presented in still images or use multimedia.

Successful recipients will be given professional and financial support to work on their projects over a 6 month-long period. The final works are exhibited at Objectifs in conjunction with our documentary programme, Stories That Matter.

Read on to find out more about the Objectifs Documentary Award over the years.


Jim Lumbera and Joey Singh (2021 Recipient)
The Black Dog Which Causes Cholera and The Two Memorials of Plague
Shwe Wutt Hmon (2020 Recipient)
Noise and Clouds and Us



Woong Soak Teng (2021 Recipient)
rules for photographing a scoliotic patient

rules for photographing a scoliotic patient. Megan, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist

Nhàn Tran (2021 Recipient)
Between the Silent Eyes