Photo Essay: Family Ties, by Sonny Thakur

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Family Ties is an ongoing project documenting the lives of my family in Manila and Ahmedabad. The images offer an intimate and heart-warming look at the filial bonds, simple joys and comfortable dynamics of my family. It is a family album. Family Ties was part of the open call submission of SIPF 2010 Human:Nature. Photographer: Sonny Thakur | Website: www.sonnythakur.com

Invisible Interview: Stefen Chow

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Stefen Chow is an editorial photographer based in Beijing and Singapore, and one of the brave few to have scaled and photographed some of the highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. A professional photographer sponsored by Nikon, Stefen’s work has been published and awarded by PDN, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal to name a few. In this video edition of our Invisible Interviews, we get up close and personal with Stefen as he shares his extreme adventure photography and his latest social-documentary project ‘The Poverty Line – China’. More work from Stefen on his website: www.stefenchow.com  

Ore Huiying, We Are Farmers

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  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 …

Invisible Interview: Li Wei

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Li Wei, was born in Inner Mongolia, but now works as a freelance documentary photographer in Beijing. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in China and internationally. “The Earth” and his photographs of post-quake Wen Chuan, both captured on 6×7 photographs, are wonderful dream-like dedications from a son to his beloved motherland. In this Invisible Interview, Li Wei tells us more about himself, his photography and his inspiration.

Kashmir Living, by Zishaan Akbar Latif

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My account of Kashmir is not conflict driven but irony driven. What I read is not what I almost saw or experienced. What I experienced was far more impactful than the misconstrued and misleading bits of news I got to read or see in the ‘safer’ parts of India. What I experienced hands-on was important to understand the ground realities of a land torn between 2 egoistic countries calling this magnificent stretch of land an “integral” part of ones country without really providing its people the elementary necessities of choice and a voice to express their need for an education, …

Invisible Interview: Hin Chua, After The Fall

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Malaysian-born Hin Chua once wrote code as a computer science graduate. He now writes with light, creating surreal and beautiful documentary, or fine art as he prefers, photographs.