Leica x IPA Street Photography Workshop, Saturday 1st October

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We are excited to announce our collaboration with Leica Camera on a one day Street Photography Workshop in Singapore on Saturday 27th August 2011 (update: rescheduled to Saturday 1st October). The full day Street Photography Workshop is open to advanced amateurs and enthusiasts with cameras of their choice, and consists of theory and practical shooting sessions. Participants don’t have to be Leica owners; anyone with an interest to learn how to appreciate and take better street photography are invited. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. The Leica x IPA M9 Street Photography Workshop will be conducted by Kevin WY Lee, founder …

Photo Essay: Exile and perseverance, by Javed Sultan

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Exile and perseverance: The Tibetan Struggle for justice “Justice demands integrity. It’s to have a moral universe — not only know what is right or wrong but to put things in perspective, weigh things. Justice is different from violence and retribution; it requires complex accounting.” — Bell Hooks Nestled away from the chaos of the world, a perseverant population of Tibetan exiles have found  asylum in Bylakuppe, India. Since 1959, over 100,000 Tibetan political refugees have arrived here in search of safety. For many it has been over 50 years since they have seen their homeland. And while  the world is supposedly …

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 …