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.
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.
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, …
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.
Tamara Voninski is a founding member of Oculi, a collective of award-winning documentary photographers in Australia founded in 2000. Numerous of her photography projects have garnered recognition from the Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award over the years. Her photographs of Polynesia and Shanghai are sensitive and quirky, reflecting a wandering soul, and a curious eye behind the lens that captured them. Invisible Photographer Asia: Love your documentary photography, can you tell us more – What inspires them? Tamara Voninski: Inspiration to wander and raise the camera is like receiving moments of divine magic which unfold in front of the camera. My personal …
After Paris and Europe, Cartier-Bresson’s second love was Asia. He spent a lot of time across the region after the war, capturing a journey of images across China, India, Kashmir, and Southeast Asia. He was there at the death of Gandhi, and his picture firmed the event’s decisive moment. He had a particular fondness of Indonesia, and married Ratna Mohini, a Javanese dancer.
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s ambitious 1958 photo essay on the Great Leap Forward, Mao Tse-tung’s intensive program of forced industrialization. He worked steadily for four months in China, and although he was closely monitored by the authorities, he returned with a very substantial body of work, rich in concrete detail.