So I started taking photography seriously about 5 years ago and was obviously drawn to the convenience of digital technology. I have to say that digital cameras are a good way to learn and understand exposure and composition since you can see what you shoot instantly and can correct and learn from your mistakes in real time.
There are three different Dubais, the expats, the Emiratis, headed by Sheikh Mohammed, and then there is the foreign underclass who built the city, and are trapped here. They are hidden from plain view.
I have always been fascinated by the pulse of Tokyo life and its pure, elemental energy. And in my opinion nothing better than the Yamanote line could represent it: the Yamanote Line is Tokyo busiest commuter rail lines and loops around 29 stations and carries over 3.5 million people per day.
Established in 2010, Love Commandos is a Delhi-based organization providing moral and material support to young couples in trouble for breaking the cast system.
Squatting amid the luxury hotels and malls of modern Kowloon is a dilapidated structure resembling a dirty vent of a giant subterranean machine. This is Chungking Mansions.
Papua is the largest province in Indonesia and it’s home to approximately 1% of Indonesia’s population. However, approximately 40% of all HIV/AIDS cases in Indonesia are located in Papua.
In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Christians represent 2.5% of the population – a minority living in a climate of tension and repression due to the institution of Sharia. Social segregation forces them to the most humble of work.
This is a new series of photographs I began taking since the beginning of last year. Last November, I was inspired by the minimalist beauty of black and white photography.
Prostitution and drug addiction are linked in Israel. Most of the prostitutes (estimations vary between 60 % and 90 %) are also drug addicts, mainly to heroine, which is the most common drug in Israel. Some women become prostitutes only to finance their addiction.
This collection documents the scenes, behind the glitz or kitsch (to the younger generation) capturing the preparation, anticipation, excitement, professionalism and emotions of Getai performers, whose fan-base and appeal more than doubles at every Ghost festival.
Tajen: Between Ritual and Gambling Tajen is the Balinese word for traditional cock fighting on the island of Bali. Two cocks fight each other with sharp side knives called Taji tied to their legs. This is a most popular game for balinese men. In the beginning, Tajen was part of a religious ritual called Tabuh Rah in the Hindu society. Tabuh Rah prescribes the dripping of blood to the earth as a ritual against Bhuta Kala (evil). These days society has changed and Tajen is more a form of entertainment closely related to gambling than a religious activity. Photographer: Agung Parameswara …
In the Solomon Islands, when a man wants to marry a girl, he and his family has to buy the bride with shell money, necklaces made from sea shells.
Hoping to do something different I decided to take the longest train journey in India – not only to know more about the nation but also to take it up as a personal challenge.
‘Dead Light’ – 1. Light that no longer moves, but has been caught, preserved, mummified in photographic materials – a paper necropolis that still emanates phantasmal energy…
In this APWS Spotlight bi-weekly series, Jessica Lim presents work from previous participants of the Angkor Photo Workshops and finds out what they have been up to. ON Destroying old heritage buildings is like killing a group of old people. ON is a combination of 2 words, OLD + NEW. OLD refers to old buildings, from the French colonial era up to modern Khmer architecture from the 1950s to 1970s during the Vann Molyvann period. NEW is about new generation. ON works with urban people born after 1979 who are engaged in activities in different old buildings. Even though we are in …