The Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant + Invisible Photographer Asia

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  We are happy to announce that Invisible Photographer Asia will be the official Media Partner for The Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant. The Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant is a collaborative project launched in 2010 by Yumi Goto of the Reminders Project and the Angkor Photo Festival. The winner of the grant, to be announced at the end of the year, will receive financial support of US$3,000, and the awarded project will be shown at the 2012 Angkor Photo Festival. Official Press Release from The Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant below. PRESS RELEASE – July 24, 2011 ANNOUNCING OUR OFFICIAL MEDIA …

Photo Essay: Calcutta Contradictions, by Saptarshi Sanyal

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Rollover images for slideshow controls Calcutta Contradictions Calcutta, the quintessential post-colonial Indian city, exposes the struggle to move ahead into the future and at the same time revel in splendour of an imperial past that palpably throbs in its present. The city’s name has recently been changed to Kolkata, as has happened with several of its streets and addresses. Notwithstanding these passing changes, Calcutta is an ultimate instance of an Indian city with the capacity to absorb and amalgamate parallel realities, juxtapose several paces of life in the same physical space and thus, present a canvas of contradictions. Speaking of age, …

While You Were Sleeping, by Darren Soh

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“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.” – Duane Michals I started photography at a local newspaper where I was taught to embrace objectivity and to leave my feelings aside while photographing. Being older and wiser now, I have come to the realization that life is not always so straightforward. Much of the photography that I practice today no longer requires me to be “objective” in any way. And it was only recently that I began to admit that the possibilities of photography were far greater than I had allowed myself to imagine. In many …

Invisible Interview: Karan Vaid, 1st Place Winner of the IPA Street Photography Contest

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Rollover images for slideshow controls Karan Vaid, a photographer from India, won 1st place in the inaugural IPA Street Photography Contest. The contest received over 3,000 entries from all corners of Asia. In this invisible interview, we catch up with Karan, talk to him about his win, and find out more about his photography craft and journey. Invisible Ph t grapher Asia: Firstly, congratulations – how do you feel about winning 1ST Prize at the Inaugural IPA Street Photography Contest? Karan Vaid: Thank you, I am very happy to be a finalist and in the company of such talented photographers. …

Video: The Nikon F Story

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We have a special place for the Nikon F series of cameras. The Nikon FM2, and later the F3 and F4, were the first cameras we used when we started our journey in photography, as they probably were for many others. Here is a NHK video we chanced upon showing how the Nikon F was made – The Nikon F Story. [youtube width=580]x7mvaryk8Vc[/youtube] [youtube width=580]hEvaBz6NoKg[/youtube]

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ASIA Exhibition | 8th August – 8th October, 2011

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Invisible Pht grapher Asia officially opens the IPA GALLERY with the STREET PHOTOGRAPHY ASIA Exhibition. Exhibiting the photographs of: IPA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FINALISTS Karan Vaid, Mazini Hafizhuddin, Jimmy Sng, Werayuth Piriyapornprapa, Karolus Naga, Siddharth Jain, Dirk Claus, Nicky Loh, Emese Benko, Chanakan Nippita, Erwin Sitorus, Charlie Kirk, Rony Zakaria, Jing-Chao Chen, Pramudya Tony Mahendra, Theofilus De Roza, Ting Tuck Loong, Inaki Lizarraga de Miguel, Werayuth Piriyapornprapa, Willy Yohanes Lim STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS ASIA: YING TANG, China www.yingphotography.com JUNKU NISHIMURA, Japan flickr.com/photos/junku-newcleus KEVIN WY LEE, Singapore www.kevinwylee.com EXHIBITION DATES: Exhibition Opening (Invite Only): 7PM – 10PM, Thursday 4th August, 2011 Public Exhibition …

IPA Street Photography Contest 2011 Official Winners

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Invisible Ph t grapher Asia celebrated their 1st anniversary in April 2011. To mark this milestone, we hosted our first Street Photography Contest. After much deliberation by our judges, here are our official winners! 1ST PLACE WINNER The Colt Attacks, by Karan Vaid, India 2ND PLACE WINNER Another street show, by Mazini Hafizhuddin, Indonesia 3RD PLACE WINNER Yoga, by Jimmy Sng, Singapore PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER The Shadow, by Werayuth Piriyapornprapa, Thailand Karan Vaid wins 1ST Place and our 1st Prize: The Classic Street Photography Kit: Leica M2 Rangefinder + 35mm Lens. View all 20 Contest finalists here: Photo Essay: TOP …

Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufman, Chairman, Leica Supervisory Board

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Text & photograph: Edward Teo The day after the Decisive Moment by Leica & Magnum event, Leica management as well as selected Magnum photographers were made available for interviews by journalist and bloggers. While the morning wet weather and Paris peak hour traffic did pose some problems for the schedule, I managed to have a couple of 1-on-1 interviews with Leica’s supervisory board chairman, Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, and Alex Majoli from Magnum Photos. Dr.Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman, Leica supervisory board Interviewed together with Bryan van der Beek (SPH) Q: How was the response to launch of the M9-P? Dr.Kaufmann: The first batch …

ABBAS, 45 years In Photography Exhibition

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ABBAS, 45 years In Photography Exhibition is on show at the National Museum Of Singapore from 18th June to 18th September 2011. We popped by and checked it out today. While the choice of extremely low lighting in the exhibition hall left us totally bewildered, we were in awe of Abbas’ body of work on show. We highly recommend a visit, even for those remotely interested in photography, and for that matter, history. Here are some photographs and notes. Exhibition Statement For almost 45 years I have roamed the world, in search of images of upheaval; initially political and social, …

Interview with Alex Majoli, Magnum Photos

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We were invited to the Decisive Moment by Leica & Magnum event in Paris on 21st to 22nd June, but unfortunately could not attend. Edward Teo, a friend of ours did, and here is an interview he did with Magnum’s Alex Majoli, who shot the official Leica M9-P pictures previewed during the event. Text & photograph: Edward Teo The day after the Decisive Moment by Leica & Magnum event, Leica management as well as selected Magnum photographers were made available for interviews by journalist and bloggers. While the morning wet weather and Paris peak hour traffic did pose some problems for the …

Photo Essay: The Refugee Problem In Azerbaijan, by Ilkin Huseynov

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The Refugee Problem In Azerbaijan I chose the problem of refugees in Azerbaijan as the topic for my project. Despite the fact that it is often discussed, this problem still remains urgent and demands special attention from society. A democratic society highly values human rights, such as the right for inviolability of property, right of property and integrity of personality, which a person with the social status of a “refugee” is either fully or partly deprived of. In the photographs I have depicted one of the regions where refugees live. People in that region have been living under these conditions for …