Perhaps these photographs call out for a society our heart seeks - a kind of world more equal than divided, where wealth disparities are smaller, where progress means no one gets left behind, and all of us can move up together as one nation. It is now the future who will be the best judge of today’s events. Whether we fly, fail or stumble along, it is our hope these photographs, presented in print, will bear witness to this moment in Singapore’s history.
Silenced Minority is a curation of photographs from Singapore’s 2015 General Elections. This book is consigned to posterity – for our forgetful memories, for our children and for a historical documentation of a Singapore lesser represented in mainstream media.
Each night on the campaign trail, the overwhelming thousands who attended opposition rallies left PAP supporters in the shade. Their energy and online opinions also seemed to have silenced the right-winged.
Alas, all that fevour translated not into votes but a deafening defeat. Silenced Minority records a little of our nation’s realities, her rifts and her growing pains. It bears witness to those who spoke, those who came, those who listened and gave their part for a better Singapore.