Open Call for aspiring artists and visual storytellers


OPEN CALL for ‘Digital Photography: Visual Diary’ workshop with Objectifs

Calling all aspiring artists! If you want to explore the art of visual storytelling, then join this workshop and be given a platform to exhibit.

Conducted by Objectifs Centre for Photography & Film, this online workshop is designed for participants to work on their photo projects with the guidance of Deanna Ng, a Singaporean photographer. Participants will explore the creation of a personal narrative through their own collection of photographs and images—whether personally shot, found, or archival images ranging from family albums to internet memes.

Beyond improving technical proficiency in photography, participants will also develop visual literacy through discussions on how photography can be used as a communication tool to inspire and broaden perspectives in this digital age.

Participants are to

  • attend five online sessions that are 1.5 to 3 hours long on 7 Dec (Mon), 9 Dec (Wed), 14 Dec (Mon), 21 Dec (Mon), and 23 Dec (Wed)
  • bring any digital image-making tools of their choice, such as digital cameras, scanners, or smartphones
  • bring a concept or narrative for the photo story they wish to pursue
  • work with the SMU Art Programme Manager (SMU Libraries) towards a physical exhibition during Singapore Art Week in January 2021

How to apply

  • Write a 150-word paragraph telling us
    • about yourself
    • concepts or narratives you want to explore
    • what you want to get out of the workshop and exhibition
  • Email your queries and/or submission to kamiliahb [at]
  • Bring a concept or narrative for the photo story they wish to pursue
  • Open call closes once we have 12 confirmed participants

We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply!

Details of exhibition

  • Title: Annotations
  • Dates: 22 January to 28 February 2021
  • Location: Li Ka Shing Library & Kwa Geok Choo Law Library
  • Description: Embedded into the library environments, Annotations is an exhibition of site-specific artworks by SMU students—like notations in the margins, they reveal an exchange between themselves, campus life, and the city.

About Objectifs

Established in 2003, Objectifs is a visual arts space in Singapore that is dedicated to film and photography.

Their goal is to cultivate original voices in visual storytelling, and to inspire and broaden perspectives through the power of images. They do this by presenting a year-round programme of exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks, mentorships and residencies, aimed at fostering dialogue about visual culture, and advancing the practice and appreciation of photography and film.

*Image courtesy of Objectifs