Ore Huiying’s family have been farmers for generations, from the 1960s till 2020. We Were Farmers, exhibiting at Objectifs from 29 Jul – 29 Aug 2021, is the culmination of her 12-year personal project documenting their experience and resilience, and a commentary on changing agricultural practices and urban development in Singapore, through photography. The multimedia exhibition and photobook of the same title both comprise archival photos from family albums, text and video, in addition to Ore’s images, which reflect her position as a participant-observer: both as a documentary photographer, and as a member of the family. We Were Farmers depicts the hopes, dreams and memories that tie Ore and her family together. It is a poignant tribute to not only the family farm, but also where her understanding of community and tradition, and sense of self, come from. The book features an afterword by Terence Heng, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.