I had never considered my family worthy of documenting, because like most people, I thought they were ordinary. A life-changing incident a few years ago changed my mind. Diagnosed with meningitis, I was in a critical coma for several days. When I reflected on the things I would lose if life ended, I realized that my family was where my sense of self, community and tradition were inherited. I had felt neither appreciation nor understanding towards them. This documentation project is an attempt to bridge my indifference, and to relook at a subject taken for granted by most. I …
Filial responsibility has always been a cornerstone of China’s traditional Confucian society. However, as the country races towards modernization, more and more Chinese are struggling to care for elderly members of their family.
Born in Taipei and raised in Hong Kong, Thomas Lee now meanders between East and West working as a photojournalist, artist and filmmaker-photographer in New York and Hong Kong. Thomas’s work has won awards and seen publication by the likes of Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, and The Guardian amongst others. In this exclusive Invisible Interview, Thomas reveals a bit more about himself, being a journartist as he calls it, and his aspirations “to distill the abstract and the sublime from reality, to create works that blur the line between reportage and fiction.” Invisible Ph t grapher …
Update: Invisible Ph t grapher Asia is proud to support and partner the Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop. Tokyo Documentary Photography Workshop (TDPW) is a 5-day workshop on documentary photography held in August 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. This is a unique and rare opportunity to work closely with instructors including photographers and curators who are working both nationally and internationally.
Japanese monthly photojournalism magazine DAYS JAPAN is now accepting entires to their 7th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards for 2011. The theme is ‘Defending and Advocating Dignity of Human Beings and Nature’. The first prize is a trophy and a cash prize of approximately US$10,000. Closing date is 14th January, 2011. Any photographer may apply, regardless of age, occupation, gender or nationality. DAYS JAPAN was launched in March 2004 in response to the burgeoning demand for quality reporting from the world’s many war fronts and conflicts that claim so many lives today. Entry details and more info: http://www.daysjapan.net
I tend to see my projects as films, the work may be inspired by a social, environmental issue, it might be something more lighthearted and self indulgent.
An exclusive interview with award-winning Singaporean photojournalist Edwin Koo on his project on Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
A beautiful description of Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” by Sebastiao Salgado. “His operating philosophy, this integration with the subject, is different from Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”, a theory that the photographer must catch the instant when the elements present reach a balance. Salgado, borrowing from geometry, describes the ambiance of a scene as a crescendo of moments, a rising curve. The critical moment for Cartier-Bresson, Salgado says, would be when the curve reaches its peak and begins to fall. Salgado wants to live within the curve, experiencing all of it with the subject.” Source: New York Times
Our pick of five classic photographs that potently exemplifies Robert Capa’s famous quote “If your picture isn’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
BJP’s International Photography Award has no theme. Photographs can be captured in any format, and in any style or genre. Anyone can enter, from the UK or abroad. All we ask is for fantastic images in two categories – a coherent body of work and a stunning single image. Submission deadline is 2pm, 10 September 2010. More information: BJP’s International Photography Award 2010
The Impossible Collection is a new archive of contemporary Instant Photography artworks initiated by The Impossible Project to coincide with their revival of PX100 instant film for Polaroid cameras. Inspired by Edwin Land, the inventor of Instant Photography, and his own archival project, the Impossible archive will serve as a permanent collection of instant photography submitted by artists around the world. View the first few images in The Impossible Collection.
Photo essays documenting non-profit organizations and their work form the basis of this annual photo competition, awarded by PhotoPhilanthropy, an organization that aims to connect photographers with non-profit organizations around the world. Competition categories include Professional, Amateur, Student, and Community-based. Prizes range from $2,000 to $15,000. All photo essays accepted into the competition will be posted on www.photophilanthropy.org. Submission period is from May 1, 2010 until October 1, 2010. Read More: PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards
The Canon Female Photojournalist Award is an annual prize for women photojournalists awarded by the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France. The competition is open to women photojournalists worldwide of all ages, and has a 8,000-euro award enabling the winners to finance their projects. Winners will also have their work exhibited at the International Visa Pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan. A peak inside the winners’ gallery show some great work with much diversity. View Winners Gallery: Canon Female Photojournalist Award Winners
An event by NYTimes.com – Where will you be on Sunday, May 2, at 15:00 hours (U.T.C.) ?
“Wherever you are, we hope you’ll have a camera — or a camera phone — in hand. And we hope you’ll be taking a picture to send to Lens that will capture this singular instant in whatever way you think would add to a marvelous global mosaic; a Web-built image of one moment in time across the world.”